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English definition of “number”

number

verb     /ˈnʌmbər/
[T] to give something a number in a series: Documents filed under the Act must be numbered.
[I or T] if people or things number 100, 1 million, etc., there are that number of them: At its peak, the workforce involved in building the new airport terminal numbered 50,000.number in the hundreds/thousands/millions, etc. Their fan base numbers in the tens of millions worldwide.
(Definition of number verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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