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An arithmetical value, expressed by a word, symbol, or figure, representing a particular quantity and used in counting and making calculations and for showing order in a series or for identification.

the number of the beast the number 666, numerologically representing the name of the Antichrist of the Revelation 13:18, ‘Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.’ It has been suggested that the number given could be a coded reference to Nero: the numerical value of Nero Caesar, written in Hebrew letters, adds up to 666.

Number Ten a name for 10 Downing Street, the official London home of the British Prime Minister.

See also back number, golden number, have one's name and number on it, numbers, prime number.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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