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  Definition of Number
  1. an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number"
  2. a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe"
  3. the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; "he had a number of chores to do"; "the number of parameters is small"; "the figure was about a thousand"
  4. the grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural); "in English the subject and the verb must agree in number"
  5. a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security number"
  6. the number is used in calling a particular telephone; "he has an unlisted number"
  7. one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist''s waitingroom"
  8. a symbol used to represent a number; "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school"
  9. a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
  10. a select company of people; "I hope to become one of their number before I die"
  11. a concept of quantity derived from zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
  12. place a limit on the number of
  13. enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"
  14. determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"
  15. give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis"
  16. add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"
  17. put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"
Similar Words: figure, identification number, phone number, telephone number, issue, numeral, act, routine, turn, bit, keep down, list, count, enumerate, numerate, total, add up, come, amount


Hyponyms: numerousness, numerosity, multiplicity, preponderance, prevalence, innumerableness, countlessness, majority, bulk, minority, fewness, bank identification number, BIN, ABA transit number, license number, registration number, Social Security number, personal identification number, PIN, PIN number, edition, Arabic numeral, Hindu numeral, Hindu-Arabic numeral, Roman numeral, antilogarithm, antilog, show-stopper, showstopper, stopper, coordinate, co-ordinate, pagination, folio, page number, paging, decimal, constant, oxidation number, oxidation state, count, factor, Fibonacci number, prime, prime quantity, composite number, score, record, compound number, ordinal number, ordinal, no., cardinal number, cardinal, base, radix, floating-point number, fixed-point number, atomic number, baryon number, quota, linage, lineage, natural number, integer, whole number, addend, augend, minuend, subtrahend, remainder, difference, complex number, complex quantity, imaginary number, square, second power, cube, third power, biquadrate, biquadratic, quartic, fourth power, root, dividend, divisor, quotient, multiplier, multiplier factor, multiplicand, itemize, itemise, recount, miscount, census, total, tot, tot up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add together, tally, add up, foliate, paginate, page, work out, outnumber, average, average out, make


Member Meronyms: series, serial, serial publication


Derivational Morphology: calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure, keep down, count, enumerate, numerate, list, total, add up, come, amount, publish, bring out, put out, issue, release, act, play, roleplay, playact, represent, numeral, identification number, listing, itemization, itemisation, enumeration, numbering, counting, numeration, reckoning, tally, census taker, enumerator, counter, tabulator, sum, measure, quantity, totality, aggregate


Language Translations:
Basque: lehen   Belarusian: лік  
Breton: niver and niverenn and niverenniñ   Bulgarian: число  
Chinese:   Croatian: broj  
Danish: tal   Dutch: aantal and getal and nummer and nummeren  
Estonian: arv   Finnish: luku and numeroida  
French: nombre and numéro and numéroter   Galician: número  
Georgian: ნომერი and რიცხვი   German: Anzahl and Nummer and nummerieren and Zahl  
Greek: αριθμός and αριθμώ and νούμερο   Hebrew: מספר  
Hungarian: megszámoz and szám   Icelandic: númer and númera and tala  
Ido: numbro and numero   Indonesian: angka  
Interlingua: numerar and numero   Irish: uimhir  
Italian: numerare and numero   Japanese:  
Korean:   Latin: numerare and numero and numerus  
Lithuanian: skaičiai   Malay: nombor  
Maltese: numru   Norwegian: tall  
Novial: nombre and numre   Polish: liczba and numer  
Portuguese: número and numerar   Romanian: număr and număra  
Russian: номер and нумеровать and число   Serbian: broj  
Slovak: číslo   Slovene: število  
Spanish: número and numerar   Swedish: heltal and nummer and numrera and tal  
Telugu: సంఖ్య   Turkish: sayı  
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