Magic Number

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Biochemistry The number—20—of different amino acids found in proteins
Psychology Per G. Miller, the working memory’s holding capacity of about seven items
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The team from Kyoto University set up the experiment to find out if chimps also had a magic number.
Though the magic number of $500 for price-per-line looms before us, it has not yet been met.
The veteran right-hander and free agent-to-be will start Sunday's season finale in San Diego only if it has a bearing on the National League West race, an unlikely proposition given that the Padres reduced their magic number for clinching the title to two by beating San Francisco.
According to Carol Cooper, associate publisher of Martindale-Hubbell, the magic number of 1 million searches in a month was reached in September.
The Angels, whose lead had not been as large as five games since July 26, reduced their magic number to two.
20, 1996--NEXTLINK SOLUTIONS will showcase Magic Number, the first personal communication service that offers a "virtual executive assistant" to manage a suite of telecommunication applications, at the Field & Sales Force Automation conference in the San Jose Convention Center (Booth 1345) Feb.
It also dropped the Angels' magic number for clinching the division to four.
The Angels' magic number (combination of Angels' wins and A's losses) for clinching the division fell to five.
The magic number for the Dodgers' elimination dwindled to three.
The Angels' magic number to clinch the division (any combination of Angels wins and A's losses) is nine.
The magic number for their elimination entering the day was six.
High Desert's magic number for clinching the title was seven going into Monday.