Date: | 1200-1300 |

Language: | Old French |

Origin: | nombre, from Latin numerus |

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1## number

[countable]HMN a word or sign that represents an amount or a quantity [↪ numeral, figure]: ** be good/bad/no good with numbers** informal (=to be good, bad etc at calculating things using numbers) ➔ cardinal number, ordinal number, prime number, whole number

They wrote various numbers on a large sheet of paper.

Five was her lucky number.

2## phone

[countable]HMNTCT a phone number :

My new number is 502-6155.

3## in a set/list

[countable]HMN a number used to show the position of something in an ordered set or list : ➔ E number among their own number.

Answer question number 4.

a number 17 bus

18## grammar

[uncountable] technicalSLG the form of a word, depending on whether one thing or more than one thing is being talked about :

'Horses' is plural in number, while 'horse' is singular.

Definition of number from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic MATHS

the topic MATHS

angle
arc
area
axis
base
C
calculator
constant
contain
cos
curve
cut
diameter
dimension
domain
equal(a)
equal(v)
express
expression
face
figure
formula
function
graph
grid
log
math
mathematics
matrix
mean
minute
multiply
N
number
parallel
percentage
pi
plane
plus(n)
plus(a)
plus sign
power
proof
ratio
root
scale
section
segment
solid(a)
solid(n)
solution
solve
square(a)
square(n)
square(v)
square(a)
sum
term
value
variable
vector
vertical
volume
work
X

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