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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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