number

(redirected from numerical value)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

More discussions about number
References in periodicals archive ?
It remains only to assign subjective numerical values from the criteria table.
The lines in the spectra beginto blur into bands, which leads to a change in the numerical values of properties.
The quantitative evaluations of task fulfillment and casualty data were integrated into the presentation by positioning the surface at the z-axis according to the given numerical values of task fulfillment and casualty data.
nk]--the numerical value of the criterion 'construction of a new road'; [l.
Numerical values were calculated for the soil layer between 6 and 20.
Simply put, by fixing the numerical value of an invariant quantity such as the property of an atom or a fundamental constant, we define its unit.
If we as an industry are not able to adopt a universal system of concentration units, we must instead get into the habit of remembering and repeating the numerical value, the expressed constituent analyte and the actual units of concentration.
Imagine for a moment the conundrum presented to the industry, While we are searching to find a better solvent than IPA/water, we also have to honestly ask what impartial (non-vendor based) method will be used to employ it, and finally, how best to find a numerical value for the ultimate cleanliness testing method that is representative and can be applied by most industry users.
1 The numerical value is actual results by our test vehicles.
Initially only the numerical value was displayed on the monitor screen.
Using the SliderControl tool while solving the problem helped her to understand that the parameter is a kind of generalization and it substitutes any number, that means it is possible to insert any numerical value in its place.