number noun Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
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Meaning of “number” - Learner’s Dictionary

number

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈnʌmbər/
SYMBOL A1 a symbol or word used in a counting system or used to show the position or order of something: Think of a number smaller than 100. Pablo's favourite number is seven. The Prime Minister lives at number 10, Downing Street. Look at item number three on your agenda.Numbers generally
GROUP OF NUMBERS A1 a group of numbers that represents something: What's your phone number? Each person receives a membership number when they join.Numbers generally
AMOUNT B1 an amount: a small number of (= a few) a large number of (= many) There were a number of (= several) soldiers present at the rally. Scientists have noticed a drop in the number of song birds in Britain. →  See also cardinal number , ordinal number , phone number , telephone number General words for size and amountSome and quite
(Definition of number noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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