symbolic number

symbolic number

[sim′bäl·ik ′nəm·bər]
(computer science)
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Negotiator Saeb Erekat was recorded saying he had agreed to "the biggest [Jerusalem] in Jewish history" as well as to only a "symbolic number of [Palestinian] refugees' return [and a] demilitarised state ...
She added discussions were continuing now on the size and composition of the force, but it could be a symbolic number.
Seventy is a symbolic number, representing the sum or fullness of entities.
The heart, chosen as a universally recognised emblem of love and passion, appears three times, a symbolic number representing the past, the present and the future, denoting a promise of eternal love.
Beyond counting objects, the concept of Dynamic Counting can be modified to focus on symbolic number representation.
And today, a very small, symbolic number of Turkish soldiers would be stationed in Cyprus.
On the last elections, other than BDI, PDSH and NDP also ran for Diaspora candidates, but received only a symbolic number of votes.
261 has become a symbolic number for women to feel fearless in the face of adversity.
Each rider and horse together is given a symbolic number.
Negotiations are now apparently stuck on the scope of Iran's enrichment capacities - from the initial symbolic number of 400 centrifuges, Western diplomats have reportedly conceded that Iran's program will retain thousands.
Perhaps once only a symbolic number, in the case of Huang Tingjian and some of his contemporaries, Wang argues, there may have been pressure to actually familiarize oneself with and utilize ten thousand examples--or books --with possible allusions to include when composing poems that were nonetheless expected to appear spontaneous.

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