Definitions for numbersˈnʌm bərz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the fourth book of the Old Testament, containing the census of the Israelites after the Exodus.
Numbers, Book of Numbers(noun)
the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt
numbers pool, numbers game, numbers racket, numbers(noun)
an illegal daily lottery
The Book of Numbers, the fourth of the Books of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible, the fourth book in the Torah.
Many individuals as a group.
pl. of Number. The fourth book of the Pentateuch, containing the census of the Hebrews
Numbers is a spreadsheet application developed by Apple Inc. as part of the iWork productivity suite alongside Keynote and Pages. Numbers 1.0 was announced on 7 August 2007 and thus it is the newest application in the iWork suite. Numbers runs on Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger" or newer. On 27 January 2010, Apple announced a new version of Numbers for iPad with an all new touch interface. The app was later updated to support iPhone and iPod Touch. Numbers uses a free-form "canvas" approach that demotes tables to one of many different media types placed on a page. Other media, like charts, graphics and text, are treated as peers. In comparison, traditional spreadsheets like Microsoft Excel use the table as the primary container, with other media placed within the table. Numbers also includes features from the seminal Lotus Improv, notably the use of formulas based on ranges rather than cells. However, it implements these using traditional spreadsheet concepts, as opposed to Improv's use of multidimensional databases. Numbers also includes numerous stylistic improvements in an effort to improve the visual appearance of spreadsheets. At its introductory demonstration, Steve Jobs pitched a more usable interface and better control over the appearance and presentation of tables of data.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[scientific computation] Output of a computation that may not be significant results but at least indicate that the program is running. May be used to placate management, grant sponsors, etc. Making numbers means running a program because output — any output, not necessarily meaningful output — is needed as a demonstration of progress. See pretty pictures, math-out, social science number.
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