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## numbers

```  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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