Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things.
That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; -- chiefly used in the plural.
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.
One or more arithmetical symbols representing a quantity calculated in units. Example: 2, 97, XV
field that can contain only numbers. Most number fields are updated automatically by MacPOSX. Examples of number fields would be the in-stock quantity, month-to-date, year-to-date sales dollars, credit limits and many others.
the number of a noun or noun phrase generally corresponds to the number of real world entities referred to (e.g. singular NPs denote single individuals ( a table), plural NPs denote collections of individuals ( two tables). However the relationship between real number and grammatical number is not always straightforward - trousers is plural in form yet denotes a singular entity (as in the committee are considering that question this afternoon) and some nouns do not have distinct singular and plural forms ( sheep, salmon).
Number is a way of signalling how many entities are involved, for example through the forms of Nouns, Pronouns and Verbs. English, French, and German have two numbers, singular ( he) and plural ( they). Tok Pisin and Old English, etc add dual number; Fijian trial. Number is often used to signal other things then sheer quantity, for instance social relationship through pronouns.
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"
a concept of quantity derived from zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"
a mathematical quantity, usually correlated in electronics to a physical quantity such as voltage, current, or resistance
a pronoun, which represents a certain quantity
How many something is — with verb subjects Inezeño sometimes distinguishes three numbers with singular, dual and plural, otherwise it distinguishes singular and plural.
a quality attached to a noun or pronoun that indicates a category of how many individuals are being referred to. Both English and Welsh have two numbers: singular (one individual) and plural (more than one individual).
A grammatical category correlating with the notion of number. Spanish and English distinguish singular and plural number morphologically.
Singular or plural.
the difference between singular and plural (see IIIa)
A mathematical entity that may indicate quantity or amount of units. An abstract mathematical symbol for expressing a quantity.
In computer operations, (a) amount of units by count, (b) a magnitude or quantity represented by group of digits. The term quantity is preferred to number in sense (b).
The concept of an amount, quantity, or how many items there are in a collection.