from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Expression in terms of units; measurement in accordance with a system of units.
  • noun The operation of adding to the units of a number, written in the Arabic notation, (10—N) times the tens (where N is any number less than 10), (10—N) times the hundreds, etc., and repeating the process until a digit is obtained. This (diminished by any multiple of N which it exceeds) is the remainder after dividing the original number by N.


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