counting number

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Recent Examples on the Web To construct a finite field, start by extracting a finite subset of numbers from the counting numbers. Quanta Magazine, "Big Question About Primes Proved in Small Number Systems," 26 Sep. 2019 And imagine that your available denominators are the counting numbers 1 to 10. Quanta Magazine, "New Proof Settles How to Approximate Numbers Like Pi," 14 Aug. 2019 The conjecture predicts that there are infinitely many such pairs among the counting numbers, or integers. Quanta Magazine, "Big Question About Primes Proved in Small Number Systems," 26 Sep. 2019 To construct a finite field, start by extracting a finite subset of numbers from the counting numbers. Wired, "A Big Question About Prime Numbers Gets a Partial Answer," 29 Sep. 2019 Citizen scientists in Alaska counted numbers that reached 1,000 times more than normal for their beaches. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Study: 'Blob' of hot water killed a million seabirds in Pacific," 16 Jan. 2020 The conjecture predicts that there are infinitely many such pairs among the counting numbers, or integers. Quanta Magazine, "Big Question About Primes Proved in Small Number Systems," 26 Sep. 2019 The conjecture predicts that there are infinitely many such pairs among the counting numbers, or integers. Quanta Magazine, "Big Question About Primes Proved in Small Number Systems," 26 Sep. 2019 The conjecture predicts that there are infinitely many such pairs among the counting numbers, or integers. Quanta Magazine, "Big Question About Primes Proved in Small Number Systems," 26 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of counting number

circa 1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of counting number was circa 1965

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19 May 2020

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“Counting number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counting%20number. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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