denominate number
Compound Com"pound, a. [OE. compouned, p. p. of compounen. See {Compound}, v. t.] Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word. [1913 Webster]

Compound substances are made up of two or more simple substances. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

{Compound addition}, {subtraction}, {multiplication}, {division} (Arith.), the addition, subtraction, etc., of compound numbers.

{Compound crystal} (Crystallog.), a twin crystal, or one seeming to be made up of two or more crystals combined according to regular laws of composition.

{Compound engine} (Mech.), a form of steam engine in which the steam that has been used in a high-pressure cylinder is made to do further service in a larger low-pressure cylinder, sometimes in several larger cylinders, successively.

{Compound ether}. (Chem.) See under {Ether}.

{Compound flower} (Bot.), a flower head resembling a single flower, but really composed of several florets inclosed in a common calyxlike involucre, as the sunflower or dandelion.

{Compound fraction}. (Math.) See {Fraction}.

{Compound fracture}. See {Fracture}.

{Compound householder}, a householder who compounds or arranges with his landlord that his rates shall be included in his rents. [Eng.]

{Compound interest}. See {Interest}.

{Compound larceny}. (Law) See {Larceny}.

{Compound leaf} (Bot.), a leaf having two or more separate blades or leaflets on a common leafstalk.

{Compound microscope}. See {Microscope}.

{Compound motion}. See {Motion}.

{Compound number} (Math.), one constructed according to a varying scale of denomination; as, 3 cwt., 1 qr., 5 lb.; -- called also {denominate number}.

{Compound pier} (Arch.), a clustered column.

{Compound quantity} (Alg.), a quantity composed of two or more simple quantities or terms, connected by the sign + (plus) or - (minus). Thus, a + b - c, and bb - b, are compound quantities.

{Compound radical}. (Chem.) See {Radical}.

{Compound ratio} (Math.), the product of two or more ratios; thus ab:cd is a ratio compounded of the simple ratios a:c and b:d.

{Compound rest} (Mech.), the tool carriage of an engine lathe.

{Compound screw} (Mech.), a screw having on the same axis two or more screws with different pitch (a differential screw), or running in different directions (a right and left screw).

{Compound time} (Mus.), that in which two or more simple measures are combined in one; as, 6-8 time is the joining of two measures of 3-8 time.

{Compound word}, a word composed of two or more words; specifically, two or more words joined together by a hyphen. [1913 Webster]


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  • denominate number — /di nom euh nit, nayt / a number associated with a unit of measurement. Cf. abstract number. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • denominate number — /di nom euh nit, nayt / a number associated with a unit of measurement. Cf. abstract number. [1570 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • denominate number — noun Etymology: Latin denominatus Date: 1579 a number (as 7 in 7 feet) that specifies a quantity in terms of a unit of measurement …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • denominate — [dē näm′ə nāt΄, dinäm′ə nāt΄; ] for adj., usually [, dē näm′ənit, di näm′ənit] vt. denominated, denominating [< L denominatus, pp. of denominare, to name < de , intens. + nominare: see NOMINATE] to give a specified name to; call adj. being… …   English World dictionary

  • Denominate — De*nom i*nate, a. [L. denominatus, p. p.] Having a specific name or denomination; specified in the concrete as opposed to abstract; thus, 7 feet is a denominate quantity, while 7 is mere abstract quantity or number. See {Compound number}, under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Concrete number — A concrete number is a number associated with the things being counted, in contrast to an abstract number which is a number as a single entity. For example five apples and half of a pie are concrete numbers while five and one half are abstract… …   Wikipedia

  • abstract number — Math. a number that does not designate the quantity of any particular kind of thing. Cf. denominate number. [1550 60] * * * abstract number, a number which does not relate to a particular object or thing, as 4 or 6 distinguished from 4 apples or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Compound number — Compound Com pound, a. [OE. compouned, p. p. of compounen. See {Compound}, v. t.] Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abstract number — Math. a number that does not designate the quantity of any particular kind of thing. Cf. denominate number. [1550 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • de|nom|i|nate number — «dih NOM uh niht, nayt», a number used with the name of the kind of unit: »4 oz., 10 in., and 9 lb. are denominate numbers …   Useful english dictionary

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