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Meaning of “number” - Learner’s Dictionary

number

verb [T]     /ˈnʌmbər/
GIVE A NUMBER
to give something a number: [often passive] Each volume was numbered and indexed.Numbering and countingCalculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division
BE AN AMOUNT
If people or things number a particular amount, there are that many of them: Our company's sales force numbered over 5,000.Numbering and countingCalculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division
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