# Designate+by+number

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**number**— or [num′bər] n. [ME nombre < OE < L numerus: see NOMY] 1. a symbol or word, or a group of either of these, showing how many or which one in a series: 1, 2, 10, 101 (one, two, ten, one hundred and one) are called cardinal numbers; 1st, 2d,… …2

**number theory**— Math. the study of integers and their relation to one another. Also called theory of numbers. [1910 15] * * * Branch of mathematics concerned with properties of and relations among integers. It is a popular subject among amateur mathematicians… …3

**number**— I. v. a. 1. Count, enumerate, tell, reckon, calculate, compute, numerate, call over, tell off, run over, sum up. 2. Reckon, account. 3. Equal in number. 4. Amount to, reach the number of, contain, include, consist of. 5. Designate by number,… …4

**number#**— number n 1 quantity, whole, total, aggregate, *sum, amount 2 Number, numeral, figure, digit, integer are comparable when they mean the character or characters by which an arithmetical value is designated. Number is the general term and is… …5

**Number**— Num ber, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Numbered} (n[u^]m b[ e]rd); p. pr & vb. n. {Numbering}.] [OE. nombren, noumbren, F. nombrer, fr. L. numerare, numeratum. See {Number}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to… …6

**number**— numberable, adj. numberer, n. /num beuhr/, n. 1. a numeral or group of numerals. 2. the sum, total, count, or aggregate of a collection of units, or the like: A number of people were hurt in the accident. The number of homeless children in the… …7

**number game**— Introduction any of various puzzles and games that involve aspects of mathematics. Mathematical recreations comprise puzzles and games that vary from naive amusements to sophisticated problems, some of which have never been solved.… …8

**number**— I. noun Etymology: Middle English nombre, from Anglo French, from Latin numerus Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) a sum of units ; total (2) complement 1b (3) an indefinite usually large total < a …9

**number**— num•ber [[t]ˈnʌm bər[/t]] n. 1) a mathematical unit used to express an amount, quantity, etc., usu. having precise relations with other such units: Six is an even number[/ex] 2) math. a numeral or group of numerals 3) use the sum, total, or… …10

**number sign**— octothorp oc to*thorp, octothorpe oc to*thorpe, n. [octo eight + thorp Etymology of thorp uncertain. (ca. 1965). See quote below. Possibly derived from octalthorpe or octotherp (once used by the Bell System?).] A typographic symbol (#) having two …