numbers game

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n numbers game an illegal daily lottery
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Usage

In literature:

The number of participants in class games was not always limited to eleven players as late as 1889-90.
"The University of Michigan" by Wilfred Shaw
Games between experts are watched with interest by quite a number of lookers-on, of every age.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
I was among the number, and that was my first introduction to the game.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
English sportsmen come hither, in large numbers, to seek this royal game.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
Beginning with the first of the year, there are a number of games and sports peculiar to this time.
"Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories" by Mrs. M. Chaplin Ayrton
The boy who remembers the greatest number wins the game.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
This very simple game represents the addition of numbers within the ten: 9 + 1, 8 + 2, 7 + 3, 6 + 4.
"Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook" by Maria Montessori
In playing these games, the children have become interested in, and have learned a very large number of useful words.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
The proper number of dung pellets were procured, and the game proceeded.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
Among the best-known devotees of the sport was a Colonel Mordaunt, who, about 1780, took a number of the best English game-cocks to India.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The scribe regretted the suggested disappearance from the game of "one of the best Number Ones" he had ever seen.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
Of that number he hardly expects game in more than a dozen.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
If we play the game of four against all comers we are likely to find ourselves borne down by numbers.
"Historic Tales, Vol 14 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Far in the interior the game is unlimited in quantity, and the numbers are quite correctly spoken of by Harris, Cumming, and other sportsmen.
"Sporting Scenes amongst the Kaffirs of South Africa" by Alfred W. Drayson
The game of croquet may be played by any number of players up to eight.
"Croquet" by Anonymous
As a matter of fact a practically unlimited number of different games might be played on any one opening.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
Usually, they hunt in couples; if the game is reputed unusually dangerous, in larger numbers.
"Paris" by William Walton
Other game have been so reduced in numbers as to require special protection.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
The game is limited by a number from one hundred and up.
"Harper's Round Table, October 22, 1895" by Various
It isn't the number of hits, so much as when they come, that wins ball games.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
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In poetry:

"For the camp has gone wild
On this lottery game,
And has even beguiled
'Injin Dick' by the same."
Then said Nye to me, "Injins is pizen:
But what is his number, eh, James?"
"Further Language From Truthful James" by Francis Bret Harte
Those who go out early know in their bones
there will be no paradise or loves that bloom and die:
they know they will be mired in numbers and laws,
in mindless games, in fruitless labors.
"Dawn" by Federico Garcia Lorca

In news:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4' game.
SACRAMENTO—The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 4" game were.
SACRAMENTO—The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were.
Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game.
The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were.
AUSTIN, Texas—The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Cash 5" game were.
Winning numbers drawn in 'Evening Quinto' game.
Winning numbers drawn in 'Take 5' game.
Winning numbers drawn in 'Midday Win 4' game.
Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 4 Evening' game.
Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Derby' game.
The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily Derby" game were.
Winning numbers drawn in 'Play4 Day' game.
Winning numbers drawn in 'Hit 5' game.
Winning numbers drawn in 'Megaplier' game.
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In science:

One could also extend the Parrondo scheme to include random combinations of any even number of games.
Parrondo Games and Quantum Algorithms
One could also extend the Parrondo scheme to include random combinations of any even number of games.
Exploiting Randomness in Quantum Information Processing
We consider a game where the player’s goal is to obtain (i.e. measure with a high probability) a fixed, unknown number α in as few timesteps as possible.
Exploiting Randomness in Quantum Information Processing
The calculation of this number is the relatively difficult part of the game.
Perturbing General Uncorrelated Networks
Thus, given that a vertex v is labeled during an optimally played game, the expected number of labeled children of v is 1+1−p.
Random-Turn Hex and other selection games
Maker wins, if at the end of the game the subgraph GM (containing the edges claimed by Maker) has connectivity κ(GM ) greater or equal than independence number α(GM ).
Positional games on random graphs
This game goes as follows: start forming piles with the numbers in the permuted sequence starting with the first element which is 8 in our example.
Random Matrices, the Ulam Problem, Directed Polymers & Growth Models, and Sequence Matching
So, we see that the length of the LIS is 4, same as the number of piles in the patience sorting game.
Random Matrices, the Ulam Problem, Directed Polymers & Growth Models, and Sequence Matching
Achieved average utility versus number of active users for the proposed noncooperative games.
Power control and receiver design for energy efficiency in multipath CDMA channels with bandlimited waveforms
Average transmit power versus number of active users for the proposed noncooperative games.
Power control and receiver design for energy efficiency in multipath CDMA channels with bandlimited waveforms
Average fraction of users transmitting at the maximum power versus number of active users for the proposed noncooperative games.
Power control and receiver design for energy efficiency in multipath CDMA channels with bandlimited waveforms
First they run in polynomial time when the number of random vertices is fixed, so the problem of solving simple stochastic games is fixed-parameter tractable when the parameter is the number of random vertices.
Solving Simple Stochastic Games with Few Random Vertices
First, they perform much better on SSGs with few random vertices, as they run in polynomial time when the number of random vertices is logarithmic in the size of the game: it follows that the problem of solving SSGs is fixedparameter tractable when the parameter is the number of random vertices.
Solving Simple Stochastic Games with Few Random Vertices
L(πn ) = length of the longest increasing subsequence = weight of the optimal path in the (0, 1)-percolation matrix = number of piles in the solitaire game ≃ 2√n + n1/6 F , where F is a probability distribution, the Tracy-Widom distribution, with E (F ) = −1.77109 and σ(F ) = 0.9018.
Random and Integrable Models in Mathematics and Physics
Figure 1: Achieved average utility at the NE versus the users’ number for the proposed non-cooperative games.
Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multiuser MIMO Systems: A Game-Theoretic Framework
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