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numbers

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnumbersnumbers[plural]AMOUNT how many people there are, especially people attending an event or doing an activity together Can you give me some idea of numbers?student/client etc numbers Visitor numbers increase in the summer. The sheer weight of numbers (=large number of people) on stage made the performance more impressive. number
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student/client etc numbersFigures 5.16-5.18 give some basic statistics about student numbers in higher education, comparing polytechnics and colleges with universities.Faced with a persistent excess of expenditure over income, they may cut student numbers or they may increase income.Since it seems they are not to be permitted to cut student numbers, they are attempting to increase income.The rise in student numbers in polytechnics has not been matched by an increase in teaching staff.Expansion of student numbers has been accompanied by increased staffing levels in almost all subjects.It can only reduce student numbers and make our education system more unequal.In the fifties university student numbers had risen from 135,000 in 1949 to 220,000 in 1960.
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