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numeral system

any notation for the representation of numerals or numbers.
Also called number system. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Repeating the action over and over creates the number system which gives us the ability to make measurements.
  • The number system itself contributed over a hundred.
  • Consider the number zero: division by zero is undefined in the finite number system.
  • If you have a number system and want to count electrons, once they are counted, you no longer have a number system.
  • The development of a number system is seen as related to need.
  • Your recycling program may be based on the number system or on how the plastic was made.
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numeral system

any of various sets of symbols and the rules for using them to represent numbers, which are used to express how many objects are in a given set. Thus the idea of "oneness" can be represented by the Roman numeral I, by the Greek letter alpha alpha (the first letter) used as a numeral, by the Hebrew letter aleph (the first letter) used as a numeral, or by the modern numeral 1, which is Hindu-Arabic in origin

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