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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: number /ˈnʌmbər/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theynumber
he/she/itnumbers
present participlenumbering
past tensenumbered
past participlenumbered
  1. 1
    to give a number to something or to each thing that is part of a set

    Number each page in the upper right-hand corner.

    The seats in the balcony are numbered from 100 to 200.

  2. 2
    formal to consist of a particular quantity of people or things

    The crew numbered 15.

    Serbs numbered only 10 percent of the region's population.

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