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number

noun

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1 a character used to represent a mathematical value
  • asked him to write out the equation in numbers, not letters

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2 a literary, musical, or artistic production
  • a doomsday novel that turns out to be one of those it-was-all-a-dream numbers

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3 a performance regularly presented by an individual or group
  • a modern dance number

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4 a person of no importance or influence
  • doesn't want to go to some mammoth state university where she would be just a number

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5 an act of notable skill, strength, or cleverness
  • a stunning gymnastics number that really impressed the judges

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6 numbers plural the act or process of performing mathematical operations to find a value
  • if you believe the president's numbers, we can afford these new programs and still have tax cuts

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number

verb

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1 to find the sum of (a collection of things) by noting each one as it is being added
  • number those apples and tell me how many you have

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2 to have a total of
  • the full-time staff numbers 30 people

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3 to have as part of a whole
  • is numbered among the great minds of our times

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“Number.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/number. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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