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  • 1 Certain — Cer tain, n. 1. Certainty. [Obs.] Gower. [1913 Webster] 2. A certain number or quantity. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Number needed to harm — The number needed to harm (NNH) is an epidemiological measure that indicates how many patients need to be exposed to a risk factor over a specific period to cause harm in one patient that would not otherwise have been harmed.[1] It is defined as… …

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  • 3 certain — 01. Geoff is [certain] to attend the party. He never misses a chance to drink beer with the gang. 02. She is [certain] to pass. Her marks have been excellent all term. 03. The doctor isn t [certain] if it is necessary to operate at this point. 04 …

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  • 4 Number Munchers — Screenshot of Number Munchers; the player controls the green muncher character seen at center. Number Munchers is an educational/edutainment computer game in the Munchers series produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC)… …

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  • 5 number — Synonyms and related words: G, M, a certain number, a few, a number, account, act, add up, add up to, afterpiece, aggregate, aggregate to, amount, amount to, apportion, army, art, article, back matter, back number, batch, beat, bevy, billion, bit …

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  • 6 number — amount, number Amount is normally used with uncountable nouns (i.e. nouns which have no plural) to mean ‘quantity’ (e.g. a reasonable amount of forgiveness, glue, resistance, straw, etc.), and number with plural nouns (e.g. a certain number of… …

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  • 7 certain annuity — /ˌsɜ:t(ə)n ə nju:ɪti/ noun an annuity which will be paid for a certain number of years only …

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  • 8 Certain People I Know — Single by Morrissey from the album Your Arsenal Released 7 December 1992 …

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  • 9 Certain Affinity — Type Video game developer Industry Computer and video games Founded 2006 Headquarters Austin, Texas, USA Key people Max Hoberman (President) …

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  • 10 Certain Things Are Likely — is a 1987 single by British synthpop group Kissing the Pink. The single was the most successful of three dance chart entries, hitting number one for three weeks. The song also made the Hot 100, peaking at #97. In film Certain Things Are Likely… …

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  • 11 Number Six (The Prisoner) — Number Six is the central fictional character in the 1960s television series The Prisoner, played by Patrick McGoohan. In the AMC remake, the character is played by Jim Caviezel, renamed Six . In several episodes, his attempts to escape his… …

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  • 12 certain — [sʉrt′ n] adj. [ME & OFr < VL * certanus < L certus, determined, fixed, orig. pp. of cernere, to distinguish, decide, orig., to sift, separate: see HARVEST] 1. fixed, settled, or determined 2. sure (to happen, etc.); inevitable 3. not to be …

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  • 13 Number Six (Battlestar Galactica) — Number Six Battlestar Galactica character Promotional still of Number Six in season four First appearance …

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  • 14 Number One (Babylon 5) — Number One/Theresa Holloran Babylon 5 character Tessa Holloran, aka Number One First appearance Racing Mars …

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  • 15 number — or [num′bər] n. [ME nombre < OE < L numerus: see NOMY] 1. a symbol or word, or a group of either of these, showing how many or which one in a series: 1, 2, 10, 101 (one, two, ten, one hundred and one) are called cardinal numbers; 1st, 2d,… …

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  • 16 Number prefix — Number prefixes are prefixes derived from numbers or numerals. In English and other European languages, they are used to coin numerous series of words, such as unicycle – bicycle – tricycle, dyad – triad – decade, biped – quadruped, September –… …

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  • 17 Number theory — A Lehmer sieve an analog computer once used for finding primes and solving simple diophantine equations. Number theory is a branch of pure mathematics devoted primarily to the study of the integers. Number theorists study prime numbers (the… …

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  • 18 number game — Introduction       any of various puzzles and games that involve aspects of mathematics.       Mathematical recreations comprise puzzles and games that vary from naive amusements to sophisticated problems, some of which have never been solved.… …

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  • 19 Number — For other uses, see Numbers (disambiguation). A number is a mathematical object used to count and measure. In mathematics, the definition of number has been extended over the years to include such numbers as zero, negative numbers, rational… …

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  • 20 number theory — Math. the study of integers and their relation to one another. Also called theory of numbers. [1910 15] * * * Branch of mathematics concerned with properties of and relations among integers. It is a popular subject among amateur mathematicians… …

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