Definition of Natural number

1. Noun. The number 1 and any other number obtained by adding 1 to it repeatedly.

Generic synonyms: Number

Definition of Natural number

1. Noun. (mathematics) a member of the set of natural numbers - a positive integer (set of [1,2,3,...]) ¹

2. Noun. (mathematics) a member of the set of natural numbers - a non-negative integer (set of [0,1,2,3,...]). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Natural Number

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natural language processing
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natural languages
natural law
natural light
natural logarithm
natural logarithms
natural minor scale
natural minor scales
natural monopolies
natural monopoly
natural mutation
natural number (current term)
natural numbers
natural object
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natural process
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Literary usage of Natural number

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1763)
"... of the natural number belonging to the larger trigonal : thus, ... the number immediately above that half points to the natural number, or root required ..."

2. A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts by William Nicholson (1808)
"Our author might, with as much propriety, have said, that every natural number is either even or odd, and every aggregate of ..."

3. A Treatise on the Steam Engine in Its Application to Mines, Mills, Steam by Artizan club (London, England) (1853)
"... corresponding natural number is 0-5934 atmospheres, or 17-802 inches of mercury, the elastic force required, or if expressed in pounds per square inch, ..."

4. Mathematical Tables;: Containing the Common, Hyperbolic, and Logistic by Charles Hutton (1811)
"So that if the natural number consist of only one place of integers, the index of its log. will be 0: if of 2, 3, 4, 5, &c, the index of its logarithm will ..."

5. A Treatise on Surveying: Containing the Theory and Practice : to which is by John Gummere (1846)
"Thus let it be required to find the natural number corresponding to the logarithm ... therefore as the index is 2, the required natural number is 345.93. ..."

6. Table of the Logarithms of the Natural Numbers from 1 to 108000by Charles Babbage by Charles Babbage (1841)
"The natural number in the same line, with it multiplied by ten, must be taken, ... The natural number opposite this arc in the table is 7611, ..."

7. Elements of Geometry, Conic Sections, and Plane Trigonometry by Elias Loomis (1880)
"To find the natural number corresponding to any Logarithm. 29. Look in the table, in the column headed 0, for the first two figures of the logarithm, ..."

8. A Treatise on Algebra by Elias Loomis (1886)
"It is obvious that the correction for a figure in the fifth place of the natural number must be one tenth of the correction for the same figure if it stood ..."

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