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Meaning of number

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: 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" [syn: {number}, {figure}]
      2: a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number
         has a unique position in the sequence"
      3: 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" [syn: {act}, {routine}, {number}, {turn}, {bit}]
      4: the number is used in calling a particular telephone; "he has
         an unlisted number" [syn: {phone number}, {telephone number},
      5: a symbol used to represent a number; "he learned to write the
         numerals before he went to school" [syn: {numeral}, {number}]
      6: one of a series published periodically; "she found an old
         issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room" [syn:
         {issue}, {number}]
      7: a select company of people; "I hope to become one of their
         number before I die"
      8: a numeral or string of numerals that is used for
         identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security
         number" [syn: {number}, {identification number}]
      9: a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe"
      10: 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"
      11: an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the
          black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number"
      v 1: add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to
           $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000" [syn: {total}, {number},
           {add up}, {come}, {amount}]
      2: give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis"
      3: enumerate; "We must number the names of the great
         mathematicians" [syn: {number}, {list}]
      4: put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize
         winners among its members" [syn: {count}, {number}]
      5: determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books
         on your shelf?"; "Count your change" [syn: {count}, {number},
         {enumerate}, {numerate}]
      6: place a limit on the number of [syn: {number}, {keep down}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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