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natural number

n.
One of the set of positive whole numbers; a positive integer.
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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
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nat′ural num′ber


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

A positive integer.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.natural number - the number 1 and any other number obtained by adding 1 to it repeatedly
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
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Translations
přirozené číslo
luonnollinen luku
természetes szám
正数自然数非負数
número natural
naturligt tal
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