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Meaning of NUMBERS

Pronunciation:  'numburz

 
Matching Terms:  number, number 1, number agreement, number cruncher, number crunching, number one, number one wood, number representation system, number sign, number system, number theorist, numberer, numberful, numbering, numbering of the people, numberless, numberous, numberplate, numbers game, numbers pool, numbers racket, numbers, book of

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(Scientific computation) Output from a computation that may not be significant but at least indicates that the program is running. Numbers may be used to placate management, grant sponsors, etc. "Making numbers" means running a program because output - any output, not necessarily meaningful output - is needed as a demonstration of progress.

See pretty pictures, math-out, social science number.

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