# Number vs. Scalar ## Number and Scalar Definitions

#### Number

A member of the set of positive integers; one of a series of symbols of unique meaning in a fixed order that can be derived by counting.

#### Scalar

A quantity, such as mass, length, or speed, that is completely specified by its magnitude and has no direction.

#### Number

A member of any of the following sets of mathematical objects
Integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and complex numbers. These sets can be derived from the positive integers through various algebraic and analytic constructions.

#### Scalar

(Mathematics) A number, numerical quantity, or element in a field.

#### Number

Numbers Arithmetic.

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A device that yields an output equal to the input multiplied by a constant, as in a linear amplifier.

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A symbol or word used to represent a number.

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Of or relating to a scalar.

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A numeral or a series of numerals used for reference or identification
His telephone number.
The apartment number.

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(mathematics) Having magnitude but not direction.

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A position in an ordered sequence that corresponds to one of the positive integers
The house that is number three from the corner.
Ranked number six in her class.

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

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One item in a group or series considered to be in numerical order
An old number of a magazine.

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Of, or relating to scale.

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A total; a sum
The number of feet in a mile.

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(music) Of or pertaining to a musical scale.

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An indefinite quantity of units or individuals
The crowd was small in number. A number of people complained.

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(physics) Relating to particles with a spin quantum angular momentum of 0 (known as spin 0).

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A large quantity; a multitude
Numbers of people visited the fair.

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(linguistics) Pertaining to the dimension on which something is measured.

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Numerical superiority

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

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(Grammar) The indication, as by inflection, of the singularity, duality, or plurality of a linguistic form.

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

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Metrical feet or lines; verses
"These numbers will I tear, and write in prose" (Shakespeare).

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In the quaternion analysis, a quantity that has magnitude, but not direction; - distinguished from a vector, which has both magnitude and direction.

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(Obsolete) Poetic meter.

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A variable quantity that cannot be resolved into components

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Numbers(Archaic) Musical periods or measures.

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Of or relating to a directionless magnitude;
Scalar implicatures

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Numbers (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Games A numbers game.

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Numbers (used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.

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One of the separate offerings in a program of music or other entertainment
The band's second number was a march.

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(Slang) A frequently repeated, characteristic speech, argument, or performance
Suspects doing their usual number—protesting innocence.

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(Slang) A person or thing singled out for a particular characteristic
A crafty number.

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To assign a number to or mark with a number
Did you number the pages of the report?.

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To determine the number or amount of; count
Tickets sold for the show were numbered at 500.

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To total in number or amount; add up to
The ships in the harbor number around 100.

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To include in a group or category
He was numbered among the lost.

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To limit or restrict in number
Our days are numbered.

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To call off numbers; count
Numbering to ten.

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To have as a total; amount to a number
The applicants numbered in the thousands.

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(countable) An abstract entity used to describe quantity.
Zero, one, −1, 2.5, and pi are all numbers.

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(countable) A numeral: a symbol for a non-negative integer.
The number 8 is usually made with a single stroke.

#### Number

An element of one of several sets: natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, and sometimes extensions such as hypercomplex numbers, etc.
The equation $e^\left\{i\pi\right\}+1=0$ includes the most important numbers: 1, 0, $\pi$, $i$, and $e$.

#### Number

(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.

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

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A sequence of digits and letters used to register people, automobiles, and various other items.
Her passport number is C01X864TN.

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A telephone number.

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(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.

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Poetic metres; verses, rhymes.

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(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".

A person.

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An item of clothing, particularly a stylish one.

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

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(dated) An issue of a periodical publication.
The latest number of a magazine

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A large amount, in contrast to a smaller amount; numerical preponderance.

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A large amount of damage

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(transitive) To label (items) with numbers; to assign numbers to (items).
Number the baskets so that we can find them easily.

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(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.

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That which admits of being counted or reckoned; a unit, or an aggregate of units; a numerable aggregate or collection of individuals; an assemblage made up of distinct things expressible by figures.

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A collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a multitude; many.
Ladies are always of great use to the party they espouse, and never fail to win over numbers.

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A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door.

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Numerousness; multitude.
Number itself importeth not much in armies where the people are of weak courage.

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The state or quality of being numerable or countable.
Of whom came nations, tribes, people, and kindreds out of number.

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Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things.

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That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; - chiefly used in the plural.
I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came.

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The distinction of objects, as one, or more than one (in some languages, as one, or two, or more than two), expressed (usually) by a difference in the form of a word; thus, the singular number and the plural number are the names of the forms of a word indicating the objects denoted or referred to by the word as one, or as more than one.

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The measure of the relation between quantities or things of the same kind; that abstract species of quantity which is capable of being expressed by figures; numerical value.

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To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate.
If a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

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To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.
He was numbered with the transgressors.

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To give or apply a number or numbers to; to assign the place of in a series by order of number; to designate the place of by a number or numeral; as, to number the houses in a street, or the apartments in a building.

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To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand.
Thy tears can not number the dead.

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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

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A concept of quantity derived from zero and units;
Every number has a unique position in the sequence

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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

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A numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification;
She refused to give them her Social Security number

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The number is used in calling a particular telephone;
He has an unlisted number

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A symbol used to represent a number;
He learned to write the numerals before he went to school

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One of a series published periodically;
She found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom

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A select company of people;
I hope to become one of their number before I die

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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

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An item of merchandise offered for sale;
She preferred the black nylon number
This sweater is an all-wool number

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A clothing measurement;
A number 13 shoe

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Add up in number or quantity;
The bills amounted to $2,000 The bill came to$2,000

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Give numbers to;
You should number the pages of the thesis

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Enumerate;
We must number the names of the great mathematicians

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Put into a group;
The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members

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Determine the number or amount of;
Can you count the books on your shelf?