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Etymology 1

Anglo-Norman noumbre, from Old French nombre, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] numerus, from Proto-Indo-European *nem- (to divide).

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Noun

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Singular
number

Plural
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  1. (countable) An abstract entity used to describe quantity.
  2. (countable) A symbol for a non-negative integer; a numeral.
  3. (countable) (mathematics) A member of one of several classes: natural numbers,integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, quaternions.
    The equation <math>e^{i\pi}+1=0</math> includes the most important numbers: 1, 0, <math>\pi</math>, <math>i</math>, and <math>e</math>.
  4. (Followed by a numeral; used attributive) Showing the rank of something in a list or sequence. Abbreviations: No or No., no or no. (in each case, sometimes written with a superscript "o", like Nº or №). The symbol "#" is also used in this manner.
    Horse number 5 won the race.
  5. Quantity.
    Any number of people can be reading from a given repository at a time
  6. (grammar) Of a word or phrase, the state of being singular, dual or plural, shown by inflection.
  7. (countable) A performance; especially, a single song or song and dance routine within a larger show.
    For his second number, he sang "The Moon Shines Bright".
Synonyms
  • (mathematical number): scalar
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Verb

Infinitive
to number

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to number (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To label (items) with numbers; to assign numbers to (items).
    Number the baskets so that we can find them easily.
  2. (intransitive) To total or count; to amount to.
    I don’t know how many books are in the library, but they must number in the thousands.
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See also

Etymology 2

From numb + -er.

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Adjective

number

  1. Comparative form of numb: more numb.

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