(Latin: distribution; to count, to reckon)
It is pleasant to think that I represents the upheld finger of Latin Numerical symbols and that V might symbolize the hand itself with all five fingers; so, one branch of the V would be the extended thumb; the other, the remaining fingers for "six", "seven", "eight", and "nine"; we would then have VI, VII, VIII, and VIIII.
2. A collection of individual things which can be added up and referring to things that are physically or which are symbolically separate, not merely separable into units: The symbols 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. and the words, one, two, three, four, five, etc. are numbers.
An "amount" emphasizes the whole, while a number focuses on the parts; such as, an "amount" of money; a number of coins.
A "quantity" stresses measurement in bulk (a bunch of apples are in the bag), a number stresses individual items (six apples are on the plate).
When Jacob moved to a smaller apartment, a number of his books had to be given away to the local library.
A number of seats are still available at the theater.
Numbers of people complained when the proposed shutdown of the local grocery store was announced.3. In grammar, a word form that indicates one person or thing or refers to more than one: The numbers used in grammar are "singular" (one) and "plural" (two or more).
2. To include or to classify as a member of a group: The university numbers 2,000 students that are attending classes so far this year.
The population of the town now numbers 10,000.3. To indicate a position in a series: Each document was numbered in a sequence.
4. To identify people or things in a series: Maude numbers the times that she does each exercise at the fitness studio.
Mrs. Jackson told her students to take out a sheet of paper and to number it from 1 to 15 down the side for the quiz.
Dr. Herbert Kyle was numbered by his students as one of the best professors in the university.
Numeraire is a function of money as a measure of value or a unit of account; such as, a standard for currency exchange rates.2. Etymology: from French numéraire "currency in circulation within a given political state".
2. Being able to think and to express oneself effectively in quantitative terms: Herman numerated how many times he had to apply for a job before he finally got one.
Patricia was numerating how many novels she had read during the last two months.
Numeration can be an action, a process, or a result of ascertaining the number of people, etc., in a specified category.
2. A person or something that expresses quantities: Cory was a numerator who worked as an accountant for his company and kept track of the financial records and prepared reports for the administrators.