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number

 [num´ber]
a symbol, as a figure or word, expressive of a certain value or a specified quantity determined by count.
atomic number (Z) a number expressive of the number of protons in an atomic nucleus, or the positive charge of the nucleus expressed in terms of the electronic charge.
Avogadro's number (N) (NA) the number of molecules in one mole of a substance: 6.023 × 1023. Called also Avogadro's constant.
CT number the density assigned to a voxel in a CAT scan on an arbitrary scale on which air has a density −1000; water, 0; and compact bone +1000. See also hounsfield unit.
mass number (A) the number of nucleons (protons plus neutrons) in the atom of a nuclide; generally indicated by a superscript preceding the symbol of a chemical element (e.g., 131I), denoting a specific isotope.
oxidation number a number assigned to each atom in a molecule or ion that represents the number of electrons theoretically gained (positive oxidation numbers) or lost (negative numbers) in converting the atom to the elemental form.

num·ber

(nŭm'bĕr),
1. A symbol expressive of a certain value or of a specific quantity determined by count.
2. The place of any unit in a series.

number

/num·ber/ (num´ber) a symbol, as a figure or word, expressive of a certain value or a specified quantity determined by count.
atomic number  (Z ) a number expressive of the number of protons in an atomic nucleus.
Avogadro's number  (N ) (N A) the number of molecules in one mole of a substance: 6.023 × 1023.
mass number  (A ) the number expressive of the mass of a nucleus, being the total number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus of an atom or nuclide.
oxidation number  a number assigned to each atom in a molecule or ion that represents the number of electrons theoretically lost (negative numbers) or gained (positive numbers) in converting the atom to the elemental form (which has an oxidation number of zero). The sum of the oxidation numbers for all atoms in a neutral compound is zero; for polyatomic ions, it is equal to the ionic charge.
tooth number  a number assigned for each of the permanent teeth in consecutive order, with 1 for the upper right third molar and 17 for the lower left third molar, and proceeding around each jaw.
turnover number  the number of molecules of substrate acted upon by one molecule of enzyme per minute.

number

Drug slang
A regional term for marijuana cigarette (joint).

Vox populi
A symbol of a value.

number

Vox populi A symbol of a value. See Accession number, Burst number, CLIA number, Common account number, Copy number, ID number, Linkage number, Magic number, Mass number, Medicare Indentification number, IP number, MIM number, Primary accession number, Reynolds' number, Secondary accession number, Threshold number, UPIN number, Winding number, Writhe number.

num·ber

(nŭm'bĕr)
1. A symbol expressive of a certain value or of a specific quantity determined by count.
2. The place of any unit in a series.
[L. numero]

num·ber

(nŭm'bĕr)
1. A symbol expressive of a certain value or of a specific quantity determined by count.
2. The place of any unit in a series.
[L. numero]

number

a symbol, as a figure or word, expressive of a certain value or a specified quantity determined by count.

atomic number
a number expressive of the number of protons in an atomic nucleus, or the positive charge of the nucleus expressed in terms of the electronic charge; symbol A.
Avogadro's number
see avogadro's number.
mass number
see mass number.
Reynold's number

Patient discussion about number

Q. what is a safe tumor marker number range?

A. depends on the marker...most of the markers are materials that found normally in our body. and there are a number of markers and their levels differentiate. what marker do you mean?

Q. What are the percentage of people dealing with breast cancer out of the number of people that are illness with cancer ? and what is the percentage of death cases out of sum of all cases of breast cases ? is there any difference between the amount of death cases from breast cancer and than the other kinds of cancer ?

A. here's a quote from the CDC site:
"Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women."

Q. i have heard that number of scientists found out in one of there researches that breasts Cancer is capable to just disappear with out a treatment , have any one read this article/research ? or maybe just heard about it ? because it is interesting why and how this result happens ...

A. hi pinkofdestiny - try also these links, i know and read a lot about the books of Phillip Day and recommend them to everybody. cancer can be healed and there are also ways to make with success prevention:

http://www.credencegroup.co.uk/Eclub/ses/sessearch.php?q=breast+cancer&pvdc=0

before a woman should loose her breast, she should make a therapy with vitamine B17 - the vitamin which can eliminate cancer in any form, but you should not know about it! it is terrible, but it is the way how politicians and industry-trust treat us.

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References in classic literature ?
In numberless instances had not only the implied but the specified conditions of the articles been violated on the part of the ship in which I served.
Each width contained the figure, with the slight exception of one arm of the general, which ran over on the next piece, so that when Richard essayed, with his own hands, to put together this delicate outline, some difficulties occurred that prevented a nice conjunction; and Britannia had reason to lament, in addition to the loss of her favorite’s life, numberless cruel amputations of his right arm.
We loitered through the grand aisles for an hour or two, staring up at the rich stained-glass windows embellished with blue and yellow and crimson saints and martyrs, and trying to admire the numberless great pictures in the chapels, and then we were admitted to the sacristy and shown the magnificent robes which the Pope wore when he crowned Napoleon I; a wagon-load of solid gold and silver utensils used in the great public processions and ceremonies of the church; some nails of the true cross, a fragment of the cross itself, a part of the crown of thorns.
About three o'clock, the whirlwind ceased; the sand, falling again upon the desert, formed numberless little hillocks, and the sky resumed its former tranquillity.
The reader can form an idea of the numberless embarrassments which this double relationship had caused him, and of all the temporal reefs among which his spiritual bark had been forced to tack, in order not to suffer shipwreck on either Louis or Charles, that Scylla and that Charybdis which had devoured the Duc de Nemours and the Constable de Saint-Pol.
Now and again some ancient patriarch of the woods, rent by a flashing bolt, would crash in a thousand pieces among the surrounding trees, carrying down numberless branches and many smaller neighbors to add to the tangled confusion of the tropical jungle.
The world must have rung with gallant deeds and grown lovely thoughts for numberless centuries before she could be; she was the child of all the brave and wistful imaginings of men.
I should like to see you very much; but I shall have many opportunities of seeing you equally charming, on the occasion of some of the numberless balls and parties that are to be, and I cannot disappoint my friends by postponing my return so long.
Sinbad came ashore there and had manifold adventures, and numberless wrecks bestrewed the sands.
King Ludd," we are told in The Mabinogion, "ruled prosperously and rebuilt the walls of London, and encompassed it about with numberless towers.
Yet his wide white beard, cherubic face, and sparkling spectacles, at the numberless dinners and congresses where they appeared, made it hard to believe, somehow, that he had ever been anything so morbid as either a dram-drinker or a Calvinist.
These, it is true, played the fool, like my friend Garrick, in jest only; but several eminent characters have, in numberless instances of their lives, played the fool egregiously in earnest; so far as to render it a matter of some doubt whether their wisdom or folly was predominant; or whether they were better intitled to the applause or censure, the admiration or contempt, the love or hatred, of mankind.