Origin of Numberstranslated, translation of Classical Greek Arithmoi (see arithmetic): so named in allusion to the census
These are numbers.
- Numbers are what we use for counting, labeling and measuring.
A example of numbers are 3 and 7.
- Numbers is the fourth book in the Bible that talks about what happened to the Hebrews after Moses led them out of Egypt.
An example of Numbers is when a generation of Hebrews wanders in the wilderness until a new generation is able to cross the River Jordan.
See also mathematics.abacist a skilied user of the abacus. acalculia Psychiatry. an inability to work with figures; a mental block concerning calculation. arithmancy a form of divination involving numbers. Also called arithmomancy. arithmomania 1. an obsession with numbers. 2. a compulsion to count things. hebdomadism a belief that the number seven is sacred, as in ancient Baby-Ion. numerology a system of occultism based upon numbers. —numerologist, n. —numerological, adj.
numbers - Computer Definition
In a computer, numbers can be stored in several forms. Although they are all coded as binary digits (bits), BCD and packed decimal numbers retain the decimal relationship of a number, whereas fixed and floating point do not.
Binary Coded Decimal (BCD)BCD encodes each decimal digit in a single byte. The number 7100 would take four bytes. A variation, called "packed decimal," encodes two digits in one byte.
Binary Fixed PointThis method converts the entire decimal number into a binary number, placing it in a fixed unit of storage. The number 7100 would require at least two bytes. Binary numbers are calculated faster than decimal (BCD) numbers. Bytes Bits Values 1 8 0 to 255 2 16 0 to 65,535 4 32 0 to 4,294,967,295
Binary Floating PointFloating point allows very small fractions and very large numbers to be maintained and calculated quickly. Both the mantissa (significant digits) and the exponent (power to which the base is raised) are converted into binary numbers. See floating point.
- I don't remember the last three numbers but the first two were forty-five.
- And remember those three little numbers; 911.
- There is one set of numbers he changes for the time and he can set the location somehow by longitude and latitude.
- She searched out other tip line numbers and the Warwick Police as well.
- I knew from my in depth research, the number and location of all payphones bearing the area code and first two numbers dear Brenda provided me.