number line

noun Mathematics.
a straight line on which there is indicated a one-to-one correspondence between points on the line and the set of real numbers.
Also called real line.


Origin:
1955–60

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number line
 
n
an infinite line on which points represent the real numbers

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Example sentences
The number line comes from movement, crossing distances.
We humans seem to be born with a number line in our head.
Use graphing techniques on a number line to model both absolute value and
  arithmetic operations.
Irrationals have exact values, hence they have exact positions on the number
  line.
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