compound number
noun Date: 15th century a number (as 2 feet 5 inches) involving different denominations or more than one unit

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  • 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

  • compound number — n. a quantity expressed in two or more sorts of related units (Ex.: 4 ft, 7 in; 1 lb, 3 oz) …   English World dictionary

  • compound number — number which is a combination of real and imaginary numbers (Mathematics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • compound number — noun a quantity expressed in two different units one hour and ten minutes • Hypernyms: ↑number …   Useful english dictionary

  • compound number — a quantity expressed in more than one denomination or unit, as one foot six inches or one minute twenty seconds. [1550 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • compound number — com′pound num′ber n. math. a quantity expressed in more than one denomination or unit, as one foot six inches • Etymology: 1550–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • compound number — /kɒmpaʊnd ˈnʌmbə/ (say kompownd numbuh) noun a quantity expressed in more than one denomination or unit, as the amount 4 dollars 50 cents …   Australian English dictionary

  • List of pharmaceutical compound number prefix — This list of pharmaceutical compound number prefixes details a drug labeling standard. Pharmaceutical companies produce a large number of compounds. The compounds are systematically numbered, such as CP 529414 (for the recently failed Pfizer… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compound addition — 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

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