compound number

noun
a quantity expressed in more than one denomination or unit, as one foot six inches or one minute twenty seconds.

Origin:
1550–60

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compound number
 
n
a quantity expressed in two or more different but related units: 3 hours 10 seconds is a compound number

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Fractions are also hyphenated unless the numerator or denominator is a compound number that also requires a hyphen.
The user will input the circulating compound number for each metabolite.
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