# odd number

## odd number

[′äd ′nəm·bər]
(mathematics)
A natural number not divisible by 2.
References in classic literature ?
The two travelled all night, except when they were left, for odd numbers of minutes, at branch-places, up illimitable flights of steps, or down wells - which was the only variety of those branches - and, early in the morning, were turned out on a swamp, a mile or two from the town they sought.
Consequently, in accordance with his instructions, I staked a ten-gulden piece upon several odd numbers in the first twenty, and five ten-gulden pieces upon certain groups of numbers-groups of from twelve to eighteen, and from eighteen to twenty-four.
You have got me a good many odd numbers of the less base society papers.
The sonnet has five rhyme sounds, also an odd number, applied to give the sonnet the illusion of musical order.
You said it was on the odd number side, and that all the odd numbers above yours totalled 1111.
Dad, why can't we buy another car, one with an odd number plate.
The carpooling option is convenient for people like me who go to Nehru place in south Delhi as commuting time is now 40 minutes compared to one and half hours of travel in metro", said Lokesh Kumar, a resident of sector 40, having an odd number car and has invited people having even number vehicles.
Mum-of-two Amanda Bradshaw, 44, who lives at an odd number in neighbouring Walton Way, said: "We were burgled here seven years ago and couldn't get the police round straight away for love nor money.
The British Universities American Football League kicked off last week but Huddersfield were not involved with there being an odd number of teams in the North Eastern Conference.
Everyone knows, each and every odd point at positive directional half line of the number axis expresses a positive odd number.
Drivers with license plates ending in an odd number can only buy fuel on odd-numbered days.
After all these years of calculating, I still use them as a quick and virtually automatic check when adding and subtracting: for example if I need to add three numbers and I notice they are all odd, then I know that my answer must be an odd number.

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