What does number mean?

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  1. (countable) An abstract entity used to describe quantity.
  2. (countable) A numeral: a symbol for a non-negative integer.
  3. (mathematics) A member of one of several classes: natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, quaternions.
  4. (numeral) Indicating the position of something in a list or sequence. Abbreviations: No or No., no or no. (in each case, sometimes written with a superscript "o", like Nº or №). The symbol "#" is also used in this manner.
  5. Quantity.
  6. A sequence of digits and letters used to register people, automobiles, and various other items.
  7. (countable, informal) A telephone number.
  8. (grammar) Of a word or phrase, the state of being singular, dual or plural, shown by inflection.
  9. (plural) Poetic metres; verses, rhymes.
  10. (countable) A performance; especially, a single song or song and dance routine within a larger show.
  11. (countable, informal) A person.
  12. (countable, informal) An item of clothing, particularly a stylish one.
  13. (slang, chiefly US) A marijuana cigarette, or joint; also, a quantity of marijuana bought form a dealer.
  14. (dated) An issue of a periodical publication.
  1. (transitive) To label (items) with numbers; to assign numbers to (items).
  2. (intransitive) To total or count; to amount to.
  1. comparative form of numb: more numb
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