counting number


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counting number

[′kau̇nt·iŋ ‚nəm·bər]
(mathematics)
One of the numbers used in counting objects, either the set of positive integers or the set of positive integers and the number 0.
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The first infinite number we can conceive is the number that specifies all possible (finite) counting numbers.
Cantor studied many infinite sets of numbers, but he never found one whose size fell between that of the counting numbers and the real numbers.
There is also a connection between the square numbers and the odd counting numbers, as illustrated in Figure 3.
It is a mapping of the counting numbers onto the sequence in question.
But to reach a cell in the second row from S, the number of equal shortest paths are the counting numbers as shown.
He noticed, perhaps with surprise, that the counting numbers could be paired one to one with a subset such as the square numbers.
They advocate a model which takes us back towards counting numbers andstatisticswhen CONCERNED.
SOFTEN contains all the initial letters of all the counting numbers from ONE to however high you want to go, and it separates into S OF TEN, which suggests SYSTEM OF TEN, the decimal system.
Their model takes us back towards counting numbers and statistics when I had hoped we had moved on from that.
If you are only counting numbers, then my goji berries might have a higher sugar number than, say, a candy bar.
Corporal Duncan's dad Andy said: "What gets me is that the pen-pusherin London are counting numbers while my son is out dodging bullets in Afghanistan.
Last night, officials were still in the process of counting numbers in attendance at the event to establish whether a new world record had been set.