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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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Conversely, if an imaginary number such as i, coordinates (0, 1) is divided by i this would imply that i/i = 1, coordinates (1, 0).
Consciousness has caught up with the impossible soul on"the other shore," the shore that permits, andlegitimizes, the imagination, the vehicle of consciousness.Seshadri's metaphor is doubly apt (and multiply complex):improbable as it may seem, the imaginary number (i or [??]-1) surfacesin science and engineering in formalisms underlying modern technologies.Its "uses" include almost any contraption we take forgranted in our daily lives--anything that uses electricity, forexample--keeping us, paradoxically, rooted in the "real"world we inhabit and to which, after our brief sojourns to the otherone, we must predictably return.
It is to be noted that the imaginary number i on the left hand side is not arbitrary; it arises from the coefficient of the potential term V in (23) but ultimately from the coefficient of S/[??] in (7).
The abduction as a quasi-instantaneous action is informed (the Latin informare literally means giving material form) by the instance of the real, here-and-now experience, and the magnitude along the vertical axis of imaginary numbers would inadvertently affect the direction the diagonal resultant vector would have taken.
Select someone from mathematics (a periodic, an isotope, an imaginary number, Mark Carscian, or the Mathematician) and then write a dialogue between that person and yourself.
Every point (a) on the real number axis becomes a + 0i; every point (b) on the imaginary number axis becomes 0 + bi; and every number on neither axis (the complex numbers) becomes a + bi.
(4) An imaginary number is usually expressed as z = a + bi, where i = V-1 and a, b are real numbers.
In chapters 13-16, Poythress links fractions, irrationals, and imaginary numbers to God via his three perspectives.
Therefore, the imaginary space, which comprises the space of psychological activity, can be described by imaginary numbers through complex analysis, so that the imaginary space of expression is not only a metaphor, but a real physical space.
When [q.sub.1], [q.sub.e], [m.sub.1], [m.sub.3] are all imaginary numbers, two lump solutions will appear and are demonstrated in Figure 7.
(3) It was not until the 1830s, however, that a consistent account of imaginary numbers would be devised, understanding them eventually in the modern way as ordered pairs of real numbers.