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natural number

any of the numbers 0,1,2,3,4,… that can be used to count the members of a set; the nonnegative integers

natural number

[′nach·rəl ′nəm·bər]
(mathematics)
One of the integers 1, 2, 3, ….

natural number

(mathematics)
An integer greater than or equal to zero. A natural number is an isomorphism class of a finite set.
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1 For any stratified program R there exists--and can be effectively constructed--a Turing machine M that defines the same partial function on natural numbers.
In short, A Story of Natural Numbers would be a useful addition to the school's library.
Within the subset of languages that have a writing system with a standard alphabet, and have words for the natural numbers, many are historically related.
If they were, then the natural numbers would be definable in finite models.
A direct calculation shows that for every natural number s, the pointwise evaluation
When asked to prove a statement true for a subset of the natural numbers, students do not always recognise that the induction step is not to prove that P(k + 1) is true.
Example: Let R be the set of Natural Numbers including zero and [empty set] : R [right arrow] [0,1] be a fuzzy set defined by
pattern while the natural numbers themselves are not.
Let L be an IF first-order language of arithmetic, with the natural numbers as the model.
Subtraction is not functional on the natural numbers (x - y is not defined if x < y), and so cannot be represented by a function symbol.

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