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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Numbers  \Num"bers\,  n. 
  pl  of  {Number}.  The  fourth  book  of  the  Pentateuch, 
  containing  the  census  of  the  Hebrews. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sexagesimal  \Sex`a*ges"i*mal\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  sexag['e]simal.] 
  Pertaining  to  or  founded  on  the  number  sixty. 
 
  {Sexagesimal  fractions}  or  {numbers}  (Arith.  &  Alg.),  those 
  fractions  whose  denominators  are  some  power  of  sixty;  as 
  1/60,  1/3600,  1/216000;  --  called  also  {astronomical 
  fractions},  because  formerly  there  were  no  others  used  in 
  astronomical  calculations. 
 
  {Sexagesimal},  or  {Sexagenary},  {arithmetic},  the  method  of 
  computing  by  the  sexagenary  scale,  or  by  sixties. 
 
  {Sexagesimal  scale}  (Math.),  the  sexagenary  scale. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commensurable  \Com*men"su*ra*ble\,  a.  [L.  commensurabilis  pref. 
  com-  +  mensurable.  See  {Commensurate},  and  cf 
  {Commeasurable}.] 
  Having  a  common  measure;  capable  of  being  exactly  measured  by 
  the  same  number,  quantity,  or  measure.  -- 
  {Com*men"su*ra*ble*ness},  n. 
 
  {Commensurable  numbers}  or  {quantities}  (Math.),  those  that 
  can  be  exactly  expressed  by  some  common  unit;  thus  a  foot 
  and  yard  are  commensurable,  since  both  can  be  expressed  in 
  terms  of  an  inch,  one  being  12  inches,  the  other  36 
  inches. 
 
  {Numbers},  or  {Quantities},  {commensurable  in  power},  those 
  whose  squares  are  commensurable. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Numbers 
  n  1:  the  fourth  book  of  the  Old  Testament;  contains  a  record  of 
  the  number  of  Israelites  who  followed  Moses  out  of  Egypt 
  [syn:  {Numbers}] 
  2:  an  illegal  daily  lottery  [syn:  {numbers  pool},  {numbers  game}, 
  {numbers  racket}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  numbers  n.  [scientific  computation]  Output  of  a  computation 
  that  may  not  be  significant  results  but  at  least  indicate  that  the  program 
  is  running.  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}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  numbers 
 
  (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}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-01-13) 
 
 




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