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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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These nuclear reaction cross section values are plotted with respect to the mass number of the different target of the nuclear emulsion detector nuclei for different projectiles at incident kinetic energy around 1 GeV per nucleon in Figures 1 and 2.
When describing the scattering off a nucleus of mass number A in the laboratory system, one often includes the kinematical transformation from the centre of mass system by defining the bound scattering length b = [[A + 1]/A]a.
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Then the person's weight in kilogrammes is divided by this figure to produce the body mass number.
students are individuals and not a mass number to be given the same test and evaluated en mass with the same standards.
From this screening procedure, plants varying in root gall and egg mass number were selected as parents for a diallel cross.
"This is the first time that a mass number of Chechens have taken part in military actions abroad," said analyst Mairbek Vatchagayev, based in Paris, adding that claims were made that Chechens had fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan or in Iraq, but no definitive proof had been given.
It should be noted that mass number is an integer equal to the common number of nucleons in the nucleus.
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In this method the important point is at first for any Z its stable mass number [A.sub.S] has to be estimated.