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

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — [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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