large number

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n large number a large indefinite number "a battalion of ants","a multitude of TV antennas","a plurality of religions"
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Among the worries of today's business executives is the large number of unemployed still on the payroll.”
  • Henry Wilson
    Henry Wilson
    “I believe if we introduced the Lord's Prayer here, senators would propose a large number of amendments to it.”
  • John Major
    John Major
    “I am walking over hot coals suspended over a deep pit at the bottom of which are a large number of vipers baring their fangs.”
  • Raoul Vaneigem
    Raoul%20Vaneigem
    “To be rich nowadays merely means to possess a large number of poor objects.”
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert%20Einstein
    “When the number of factors coming into play in a phenomenological complex is too large scientific method in most cases fails.”

Usage

In literature:

The plants sometimes occur singly, or a few together, but often quite large numbers of them appear in a small area.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
His self-imposed ministrations were attended by large numbers of people.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
They have a large number of slaves of both sexes, whom they treat humanely.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
A large number of people have fallen into that error, and fall into it every day.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
We saw a large number of Tibetans travelling in the opposite direction to ours.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
As to the exact width of the interval most suitable, he made a large number of experiments.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
It is also an important mining region, having a large number of silver mines in operation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Six hundred bodies are now lying in Johnstown, and a large number have already been buried.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
A surprisingly large number of bacteria that are found in milk belong to the first class.
"Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition" by H. L. Russell
Our Lord is greatly admired by a large number of intelligent Hindus.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
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In poetry:

Yes, thou hast numbers light and vain,
And mayst, I grant, a poet boast;
I cannot show so large a train,
But I have one, and he an host.
"Hope And Memory" by Joanna Baillie
The forest bled and in the spinning
time blood flowed from every hour.
Large and looming numbers were
scribbled by the wind onto the snow.
"Foamy sky " by Miklos Radnoti
"Cease weeping, fair BACKSHEESH! I willingly swear
Cork jackets and trousers I always will wear,
And I also throw in a large number of oaths
That I never - no, NEVER - will take off my clothes!"
"Brave Alum Bey" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Then there's a large number of bathing coaches there,
And the climate is salubrious, and very warm the air;
And every convenience is within the bathers' reach,
Besides, there's very beautiful walks by the sea beach.
"Beautiful Nairn" by William Topaz McGonagall
North Berwick is a watering-place with golfing links green,
With a fine bathing beach most lovely to be seen;
And there's a large number of handsome villas also,
And often it's called the Scarborough of Scotland, as Portobello.
"Beautiful North Berwick" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

A recent survey shows a large number of people do not have an emergency fund.
Jarvis says it can be difficult to balance Go Daddy 's slow hiring approach with the company's need to rapidly bring on a large number of employees.
Some say monarchy is a rare unifier in a land absorbing large numbers of immigrants.
Yesterday was a red letter day in the history of Treadwell, though a noticeable large number were affected with the 'blues.
Seymour Herald / submitted photo Foreclosure are reported to hitting the market again soon in large numbers.
The new residence hall is part of a long-term plan to create a more traditional campus where a large number of students live in dorms and walk to class.
Residents of Cherokee County will notice a large number of emergency vehicles and activity the morning of Dec 1 as responders, ETMC, Trinity Mother Frances-Jacksonville and other facilities will participate in a large-scale disaster drill .
A large number of Americans are borrowing against their 401(k)s and having a hard time paying the loans back.
A large number of families lined up to search for Easter egg s at 1 pm The local Boys Scouts assist the Kiwanis in hiding the eggs.
A similarly large number of edits were also made to Vice President Joe Biden's page.
Bay Medical Center is cutting the hours of a large number of it's employees .
A large number of people were at the one near the city of Idlib.
These are tough facts to face, particularly since the Air Force, Navy and Marines each plan to buy different JSF variants in large numbers.
A large number of people thought it was funny and just fine to insult the women.
Certain workloads run better on CPUs, while others run best on GPUs, which can process large numbers of tasks in parallel fashion.
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In science:

Then every subsequent time you select two particles (k and l), the corresponding x(k) and x(l) are two independent random numbers with exponential distribution: λ exp(−λx) for 0 ≤ x ≤ ∞. (a) Implement the above algorithm and generate a large number of random numbers.
Monte Carlo: Basics
This is important for obtaining results on large chains and to deal with the large numbers of initial configurations that we use.
Phase diagram of the random Heisenberg antiferromagnetic spin-1 chain
Many questions arise about the different possible limit theorems, such as the law of large numbers, central limit theorems, large deviation results, etc.
The Point of View of the Particle on the Law of Large Numbers for Random Walks in a Mixing Random Environment
Therefore, the law of large numbers must apply at least for an asymptotically large number of terms: nhxi.
Broad distribution effects in sums of lognormal random variables
The typical sum S t n appears as the product of the usual law of large numbers, nhxi, and of a ’correction’ factor, (1 + C 2/n)−3/2 , which can be very large.
Broad distribution effects in sums of lognormal random variables
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