number

(redirected from real number)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to real number: real number system

number

noun account, accounting, aggregate, collection, complement, count, decimal, degree, estimate, exponent, figure, integer, integral, multitude, overall amount, overall quantity, quantity, score, sum, tally, total
Associated concepts: gaming
See also: amount, calculate, comprise, contain, enumerate, itemize, quantity, quota

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
For example, for some real number r [is greater than] 1, and any real number x, let
Let the sequence [lambda] = ([[lambda].sub.n]) be as above, a e (0,1] be any real number and let p be a positive real number.
According to literature [25], X([cross product]) can be equivalently transformed into two real number sequences S and W; that is,
For any random real number x [greater than or equal to] 3, we have the asymptotic formula:
However, the modulus of a complex number is a real number, and the parallelogram law for addition suggests we might have more luck here.
A fuzzy real number X is said to be upper-semicontinuous if for each [epsilon] > 0, [X.sup.-1]([0, a + [epsilon])), for all a[member of]I is open in the usual topology of R.
It is definitely not a real number, but for the moment, let us agree to treat it in exactly the same way as the real numbers, only replacing [i.sup.2] by -1 whenever it occurs.
Martins refined the right inequality in (4) and showed that, if n is a positive integer, then for all positive real numbers r, we have
If we take the argument given in equation (1) to its ultimate conclusion it can be deduced that the negative real numbers do not exist.
The [alpha]-level set of a fuzzy real number X is denoted by [[X].sub.a], 0 < [alpha] < 1, where [[X].sub.[alpha]] = {t [member of] R : X(t) > [alpha]}.
Let s [greater than or equal to] 0 be a real number, then for all real numbers x > 0,
It is clear that for any real number s [less than or equal to] 0, the series [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] is divergent, and for any real number s > 0, the series [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] is convergent, and more