Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma
number num·ber (nŭm'bər)
A symbol expressive of a certain value or of a specific quantity determined by count.
The place of any unit in a series.
A player's averages, statistics, etc; stats: I've always thought numbers were a hill of beans. The only numbers that matter are wins and losses (Sports)Related Terms
[merchandise sense fr the model number that most retail items have]
(Scientific computation) Output from a computation that may not be significant but at least indicates that the program is running. Numbers may be used to placate management, grant sponsors, etc. "Making numbers" means running a program because output - any output, not necessarily meaningful output - is needed as a demonstration of progress.
See pretty pictures, math-out, social science number.
the fourth book of the Bible. The English title is a translation of the Septuagint (Greek) title referring to the numbering of the tribes of Israel in chapters 1-4.