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  • n. Plural form of real number.
  • n. The smallest set containing all limits of convergent sequences of rational numbers.


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  • In this list, the Greeks appear to have exceeded the real numbers of the clergy and laity which afterwards attended the emperor and patriarch, but which are not clearly specified by the great ecclesiarch.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • To get at the real numbers which this enumeration supposes, we must add twenty thousand to the number, on which South Carolina was quotaed; we must consider, that seven hundred thousand slaves are counted but as four hundred and twenty thousand persons, and add, on that account, two hundred and eighty thousand.

    Memoir Correspondence And Miscellanies


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