# natural number

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## natural number

n.
One of the set of positive whole numbers; a positive integer.

## natural number

n
(Mathematics) any of the numbers 0,1,2,3,4,… that can be used to count the members of a set; the non-negative integers

## nat′ural num′ber

n.
a positive integer or zero.
[1755–65]

## natural number

A positive integer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 natural number - the number 1 and any other number obtained by adding 1 to it repeatedlynumber - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
Translations
přirozené číslo
luonnollinen luku
természetes szám

número natural
naturligt tal
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