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Meaning of NUMBERS

Pronunciation:  'numburz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an illegal daily lottery
  2. [n]  the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt
 

NUMBERS is a 7 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: numbers game, numbers pool, numbers racket
 
 See Also: book, drawing, Laws, lottery, Pentateuch, Torah

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Num"bers\, n.
pl. of {Number}. The fourth book of the Pentateuch,
containing the census of the Hebrews.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(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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