# Number vs. Scalar

## Difference Between Number and Scalar

#### Numbernoun

(countable) An abstract entity used to describe quantity.

*Zero, one, -1, 2.5, and pi are all numbers.*

#### Scalaradjective

(mathematics) Having magnitude but not direction

#### Numbernoun

(countable) A numeral: a symbol for a non-negative integer.

*The number 8 is usually made with a single stroke.*

#### Scalaradjective

(computer science) Consisting of a single value (e.g. integer or string) rather than multiple values (e.g. array)

#### Numbernoun

A member of one of several classes: natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, quaternions.

*The equation $e^\{i\backslash pi\}+1=0$ includes the most important numbers: 1, 0, $\backslash pi$, $i$, and $e$.*

#### Scalaradjective

Of, or relating to scale

#### Numbernoun

(Followed by a numeral; used attributively) Indicating the position of something in a list or sequence. Abbreviations: No or No., no or no. (in each case, sometimes written with a superscript "o", like Nº or №). The symbol "#" is also used in this manner.

*Horse number 5 won the race.*

#### Scalaradjective

(music) Of or pertaining to a musical scale.

#### Numbernoun

Quantity.

*Any number of people can be reading from a given repository at a time.*

#### Scalarnoun

(mathematics) A quantity that has magnitude but not direction; compare vector

#### Numbernoun

A sequence of digits and letters used to register people, automobiles, and various other items.

*Her passport number is C01X864TN.*

#### Scalarnoun

(electronics) An amplifier whose output is a constant multiple of its input

#### Numbernoun

A telephone number.

#### Scalarnoun

a variable quantity that cannot be resolved into components

#### Numbernoun

(grammar) Of a word or phrase, the state of being singular, dual or plural, shown by inflection.

*Adjectives and nouns should agree in gender, number, and case.*

#### Scalaradjective

of or relating to a directionless magnitude;

*scalar implicatures*

#### Numbernoun

Poetic metres; verses, rhymes.

#### Numbernoun

(countable) A performance; especially, a single song or song and dance routine within a larger show.

*For his second number, he sang "The Moon Shines Bright".*

#### Numbernoun

A person.

#### Numbernoun

An item of clothing, particularly a stylish one.

#### Numbernoun

A marijuana cigarette, or joint; also, a quantity of marijuana bought form a dealer.

#### Numbernoun

(dated) An issue of a periodical publication.

*the latest number of a magazine*

#### Numberverb

(transitive) To label (items) with numbers; to assign numbers to (items).

*Number the baskets so that we can find them easily.*

#### Numberverb

(intransitive) To total or count; to amount to.

*I don’t know how many books are in the library, but they must number in the thousands.*

#### Numbernoun

the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals;

*he had a number of chores to do*

*the number of parameters is small*

*the figure was about a thousand*

#### Numbernoun

a concept of quantity derived from zero and units;

*every number has a unique position in the sequence*

#### Numbernoun

a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;

*he did his act three times every evening*

*she had a catchy little routine*

*it was one of the best numbers he ever did*

#### Numbernoun

a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification;

*she refused to give them her Social Security number*

#### Numbernoun

the number is used in calling a particular telephone;

*he has an unlisted number*

#### Numbernoun

a symbol used to represent a number;

*he learned to write the numerals before he went to school*

#### Numbernoun

one of a series published periodically;

*she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom*

#### Numbernoun

a select company of people;

*I hope to become one of their number before I die*

#### Numbernoun

the grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural);

*in English the subject and the verb must agree in number*

#### Numbernoun

an item of merchandise offered for sale;

*she preferred the black nylon number*

*this sweater is an all-wool number*

#### Numbernoun

a clothing measurement;

*a number 13 shoe*

#### Numberverb

add up in number or quantity;

*The bills amounted to $2,000*

*The bill came to $2,000*

#### Numberverb

give numbers to;

*You should number the pages of the thesis*

#### Numberverb

enumerate;

*We must number the names of the great mathematicians*

#### Numberverb

put into a group;

*The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members*

#### Numberverb

determine the number or amount of;

*Can you count the books on your shelf?*

*Count your change*

#### Numberverb

place a limit on the number of