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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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The Vickers hardness number, [H.sub.v], is given by the ratio of the load in kg to the contact area of the impression in [mm.sup.2].
The Vickers hardness number (VHN) was determined for each specimen, using a Micromet II microhardness tester (Buehler Ltd., Lake Bluff, IL, USA).
The measured hardness number was basically defined as the quotient of the applied load divided by the indentation surface area.
The Al + 20 wt % of Si[C.sub.p] of 65 pm gear has higher hardness number. Higher the percentage of composition and higher the grain size of Si[C.sub.p], correspondingly higher hardness was obtained.
Linotype has a Brinnell hardness number (BHN) of about 22.
The first ladle, poured immediately at 2750F showed primarily size 4-5 Type A graphite in a medium spaced pearlitic matrix having an average tensile strength of 34,000 psi and an average Brinell hardness number of 190.
Figure 13 shows the variation of Brinell's hardness number across the weld zone.
The hardness number is a relative number based on the maximum known hardness of a diamond with a hardness of 92C.
Most familiar to cast iron producers and users is the Brinell hardness number (HB), followed closely by the Rock-well [(R.sub.c)] the subscript refers to load details.
Mine are poured of linotype alloy which is rated with a Brinell hardness number (BHN) of 22.
The diameter of the resultant impression is then measured with a microscope and a Brinell hardness number (Bhn) calculated according to a predetermined formula.
The hardness numbers and relative hardnesses [h.sub.1] and [h.sub.2] in each joint zone at I = [I.sub.opt] and I < [I.sub.opt] are shown in Figure 8.