normal number


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normal number

[′nȯr·məl ′nəm·bər]
(mathematics)
A number whose expansion with respect to a given base (not necessarily 10) is such that all the digits occur with equal frequency, and all blocks of digits of the same length occur equally often.
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The fantail has thirty or even forty tail-feathers, instead of twelve or fourteen, the normal number in all members of the great pigeon family; and these feathers are kept expanded, and are carried so erect that in good birds the head and tail touch; the oil-gland is quite aborted.
The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board said: "This has been done to ensure the safety of our patients and the quality of care as we currently have a higher than normal number of staff absent due to sickness and colleagues who are working on restricted duties.
These lizards not only mated successfully but produced 47 eggs per year on average, about twice the normal number, Holleley says.
For example, researchers from the university's Center for Disaster Resilience will be available to shed light on why many communities need to ramp up resilience measures despite this year's forecast of a below normal number of storms this year.
NAME: Digit APPEARANCE: All black SPECIAL SKILLS: Digit is a polydactyl cat - she has more than the boring, normal number of fingers and toes on each paw - which is where her unusual name comes from.
ANAC said it expected the airlines to return to their normal number of flights once the World Cup was over.
We are proceeding with the normal number of flights," he said.
Shrewsbury's games have produced a perfectly normal number of goals this season, as they did in other recent seasons, which were spent at a lower level in League Two.
However, the market is yet to receive the normal number of customers.
The alarm was first raised by hospital staff on July 12 when a higher than normal number of patients were reported to have low blood sugar levels.
During the period of the change, the council's contact centre is receiving a higher than normal number of enquiries regarding the service and we would ask that residents are patient.