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INDEFINITE, NUMBER. A number which may be increased or diminished at pleasure.
     2. When a corporation is composed of an indefinite number of persons, any number of them consisting of a majority of those present may do any act unless it be otherwise regulated by the charter or by-laws. See Definite number.

NUMBER. A collection of units.
     2. In pleading, numbers must be stated truly, when alleged in the recital of a record, written instrument, or express contract. Lawes' PI. 48; 4 T. R. 314; Cro. Car. 262; Dougl. 669; 2 Bl. Rep. 1104. But in other cases, it is not in general requisite that they should be truly stated, because they are not required to be strictly proved. If, for example, in an action of trespass the plaintiff proves the wrongful taking away of any part of the goods duly described in his declaration, he is entitled to recover pro tanto. Bac. Ab. Trespass, I 2 Lawes' PI. 48.
     3. And sometimes, when the subject to be described is supposed to comprehend a multiplicity of particulars, a general description is sufficient. A declaration in trover alleging the conversion of "a library of books"' without stating their number, titles, or quality, was held 'to be sufficiently certain; 3 Bulst. 31; Carth. 110; Bac. Ab. Trover, F 1; and in an action for the loss of goods, by burning the plaintiff's house, the articles may be described by the simple denomination of "goods" or "divers goods." 1 Keb. 825; Plowd. 85, 118, 123; Cro. Eliz. 837; 1 H. Bl. 284.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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If [beta] is a complex number with [Real part] ([beta]) > 0 and if f [member of] A, [(f(z)/z).sup.[beta]] [not equal to] 0, z [member of] E, satisfies
For instance, by extending the solution space of Equation (2) to now include complex numbers, it is evident that the original x-y plot in the Cartesian plane is merely a two-dimensional 'slice' of a much more general three-dimensional surface.
If p(z) = [a.sub.0] + [[summation].usp.n.sub.v=[mu]] [a.sub.v][z.sup.v], 1 [less than or equal to] [mu] [less than or equal to] n, is a polynomial of degree n having no zero in [absolute value of z] < k, k [greater than or equal to] 1, then, for every real or complex number [alpha] with [absolute value of [alpha]] [greater than or equal to] 1,
If f given by (1) is in the class [S.sup.*.sub.q,[lambda]]([phi]) and [mu] is a complex number, then
After that the parent node adds the data of child nodes including its own by using additive property of complex number to produce an intermediate result R'.
where [alpha], [gamma] are complex numbers with [alpha] [not equal to] 0, then zf'(z)/f(z) < q(z) and q is the best dominant.
If [f.sup.n]f' - P and [g.sup.n]g' - P share 0 CM, then either f = tg for a complex number t satisfying [t.sup.n+1] = 1, or [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and g = [c.sub.2][e.sup.-cQ], where [c.sub.1], [c.sub.2] and c are three nonzero complex numbers satisfying [([c.sub.1] [c.sub.2]).sup.n+1][c.sup.2] = -1, Q is a polynomial satisfying Q = [[integral].sup.z.sub.0] P([eta])d[eta].
(Step 3) Consider a complex number z whose absolute value is equal to [r.sub.0].
Theorem 1 Let a be a complex number, distinct from an odd integer.
Let [DELTA](s, [omega]) and [nabla](s, [omega]) stand for the s-parameter sequences [omega]/s, [[omega]+1]/s, ..., [[omega]+[s-1]]/s and 1 - [omega]/s, 1 - [[omega]+1]/s, ..., 1 - [[omega]+[s-1]]/s respectively, for an arbitrary complex number [omega] and for all integers s [greater than or equal to] 1.
However, one study (Ostad, 1998) that categorized the number-fact problems into simple and complex revealed better scores for the NA group only in complex number facts.