
 pronunciation:
 nuhm
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part of speech: 
noun 
definition 1: 
a unit with a fixed value that is used to count or to tell the position of something. You can write a number as a word or a symbol, such as "nine" or "9."
Bank tellers work with numbers all day. similar words:
 figure

definition 2: 
total amount or quantity.
The theater can hold a large number of people. synonyms:
 sum
 similar words:
 tally, total

related words: 
many 
derivation: 
numbered (adj.) 

a broader category that includes numbers 

mathematics 

similar to a number 

numeral, symbol 

some actions associated with numbers 

add, average, average out, calculate, compute, count, divide, estimate, figure, measure, multiply, round, square, subtract 

some descriptions of numbers 

binary, even, irrational, odd, prime 

some kinds of numbers 

Arabic numeral, cardinal number, decimal, fraction, improper fraction, integer, mixed number, ordinal number, power, Roman numeral, root, whole number 

some parts of numbers 

billions, billionths, decimal point, digits, hundreds, hundredths, millions, millionths, thousands 

some people who frequently use numbers 

accountant, architect, astronaut, clerk, engineer, mathematician, navigator, pilot, scientist 

some qualities of numbers 

equal, infinite, large, maximum, minimum, negative, positive, small, unequal, zero 

some things that contain or use numbers 

address, area code, calendar, combination, coordinate, countdown, dice, grade, index, telephone, zip code 

