from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A line that graphically expresses the real numbers as a series of points distributed about a point arbitrarily designated as zero and in which the magnitude of each number is represented by the distance of the corresponding point from zero.
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- n. A line that graphically represents the real numbers as a series of points whose distance from an origin is proportional to their value
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