• WordNet 3.6
    • adj numerable that can be counted "countable sins","numerable assets"
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Arabic numerals were not invented by Arabs, but were invented in India by the Hindus
    • a Numerable Capable of being numbered or counted.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Among words consisting only of Roman numeral letters, the "highest scoring" words in English are MIMIC (2,102) and IMMIX (2012).
    • numerable Capable of being numerated, counted, or reckoned.
    • numerable In mathematics, capable of being put into one-to-one correspondence with the elements of a progression.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were invented in India.
    • adj Numerable that may be numbered or counted
    • ***


  • George Eliot
    “Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes too slender for complaint, and too numerous for removal.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The trouble with you Chicago people is that you think you are the best people down here, whereas you are merely the most numerous.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.”
  • George Ade
    George Ade
    “After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.”
  • Ezra Pound
    “Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. numerabilis,. See Number (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. nombre—L. numerus, number.


In literature:

The coast is bordered by numerous islands, especially on the eastern side.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
The Spaniards were never numerous in this country, and were forced to retire after a few conflicts of no special importance.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
His numerous educational works were widely used throughout Germany.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
The numerous manuscripts which remain of it attest its popularity before the days of printing.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
S., where it is represented by numerous local races, varying in size and colour.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Numerous wealthy families reside here, and the town has a trade in olive-oil, silk and velvet.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
The Mussulmen, or Hoei-Hoei, are very numerous in China.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
The family of Galotti is numerous.
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Joseph Jungmann (1773-1847) published early in life numerous Bohemian translations of German and English writers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
The islands off the coast are not numerous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
He reached Philadelphia in March 1782 amidst the heart-felt congratulations of his family and numerous friends.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
There may of course be exceptions to the truth of such a general inference; but I am sure they cannot be very numerous.
"Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders" by William A. Alcott
Beautiful flowering plants are numerous.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
The Babylonians expressed numbers less than 1 by the numerator of a fraction with denominator 60; the numerator only being written.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
You need have but little difficulty in finding a willing worker, for such caterpillars are extremely numerous.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
In the vicinity of Ashton a few picturesque old houses remain among the numerous modern residences.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
The woods and coppices are not numerous; but they are good, particularly the ash, which always grows well upon the chalk.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
Woodcut title-page, twelve full-page illustrations, and numerous cuts in the text.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 3 of 3)" by Various
No dot in the ball of the numeral.
"History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America" by John Kerr Tiffany
The rainfall, however, is very great, owing to the numerous ranges of hills in the neighbourhood.
"Two Years Among the Savages of New Guinea." by W. D. Pitcairn

In poetry:

The hairs that grew upon our crown,
And numerous as our sins,
Unfortunately tumbled down,
And grow upon our chins.
"Mutation" by William Hutton
O happy hour, when thou shalt rise
To his fair palace in the skies,
And all thy sons (a numerous train)
Each like a prince in glory reign!
"Psalm 45 part 2" by Isaac Watts
When I with never-failing health was bless'd,
My sins, though numerous, were never seen:
But now, alas! I am with pain oppress'd,
I nothing else can see, besides my sin.
"A Prayer For A Sick Person" by Rees Prichard
Oh! if was a most gorgeous sight to be seen,
Numerous foreign magnatss were there for to see the queen;
And to the vast multitude there of women and men,
Her Majesty for two hours showed herself to them.
"The Queen's Jubilee Celebrations" by William Topaz McGonagall
There 's music in the numerous herds,
Scattered about o'er hills and plains,
And in the flocks of feathered birds,
Who, in a thousand varied strains,
Praise Him whose all-creating word
Brought into being beast and bird.
"Ode To Music" by James Monroe Whitfield
The countless legions of the 'Tain,'
Those hands of mine have turned and slain:
Their men and steeds before me died,
Their flocks and herds on either side,
Though numerous were the hosts that came
From Croghan's Rath of fatal fame.
"Ferdiah; Or, The Fight At The Ford" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

A 22-year-old Jersey City man was charged with numerous drug offenses this morning at Bowers Street and Ogden Avenue in the Jersey City Heights, police said Google Maps.
It is still early in the summer construction season for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and work continues throughout the Interior on numerous road and infrastructure projects.
Numerous health problems disproportionately impact LGBT Missourians.
Numerous pop hits from the Reagan era get crammed into a bloated jukebox musical film that is sporadically enjoyable, for what it's worth.
We picked up our car in Kona, Hawaii, at dusk and saw numerous small dents and dings and scratches on the vehicle.
Chemical companies are faced with numerous decisions about how to address a variety of major environmental and safety issues.
The company owns numerous Cat tractors including D3s, D4s, D5s and D6s.
So says, a recently launched blog from Alibris, which seeks to increase customer loyalty while learning about numerous new web tools.
Meadows on Fairview was singled out for its work with numerous community organizations over the past two years.
He wrote the 1982 UUA General Assembly resolution on church-state separation and is the author of numerous books, including My Life as a Humanist.
What might have started as a parody of a back-stabbing Texas oilman in the 1980s had arguably become a part of Hagman, who made numerous appearances around North Texas in full J.R.
Numerous studies demonstrate that when nurse practitioners are compared to physicians, NPs provide equivalent levels of ...
Jonathan has held numerous executive positions in corporations such as MCI, Savvis, ROLM, Marcam Solutions and Lightstream.
Meteorologists from numerous National Weather Service bureaus are fanning out across Kansas today to assess the damage wrought by nearly 100 tornadoes that struck the Sunflower State on Saturday.
At one time, summer was for putting young people's hands to work – whether working for the City or state government or working in the numerous private sector summer job openings.

In science:

The resulting formalism is particularly well suited to numerical simulations, allowing us to obtain the critical exponent ν numerically in a very simple way.
Integer Quantum Hall Transition and Random SU(N) Rotation
The comparison between the analytical and the numerical results of the mean localization length: Here we picked up the eigenstates which have large localization length. (See the text.) We show the ratios of the numerical calculation both to Eqs.(32) and (33).
Random-Mass Dirac Fermions in an Imaginary Vector Potential (I): Delocalization Transition and Localization Length
Moreover numerous numerical studies confirm this stability for a much broader class of dynamical systems.
Perron-Frobenius spectrum for random maps and its approximation
To check our analytical results - evaluated numerically - against the results of numerical simulations, we use a method based on Monte-Carlo simulation of an auxiliary model and thermodynamic integration.
Metastable configurations of spin models on random graphs
This can be checked either numerically (Fig. 1, bottom) or solving numerically the self-consistency equations.
Boson peak in an harmonic scalar model
This has been checked either numerically or solving numerically the self-consistency equation given a particular choice for the function f (r) (see the numerical results section below).
Vibrations in glasses and Euclidean Random Matrix theory
Apply a full 3D numerical simulation of Einstein’s equations to generate a numerical spacetime covering the non-linear interaction region.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
Thus, we obtain numerically Ssub (z = 0) ∼ Svir (z = 1) which means that an important fraction of the matter which enters virialized halos at z = 0 was already embedded within collapsed structures at z ∼ 1 (note that this is consistent with numerical simulations, e.g.
The phase-diagram of the IGM and the entropy floor of groups and clusters: are clusters born warm?
It is worth to stress that this formulation of the HF equations is particularly well suited to numerical treatment, since the use of analytical expressions for Vabcd minimizes numerical errors.
Symmetry breaking and the random-phase approximation in small quantum dots
The numerical condition in the assumption is equivalent to the numerical condition in Theorem 8.1(ii).
Looking out for stable syzygy bundles
Therefore, for a numerical calculation in double precision, the numerical derivative Eq.(17) gives the most reliable results for δφ ≃ 10−4π which is confirmed by the numerical data obtained in this case, shown in Fig.1 (a).
Scaling of the spin stiffness in random spin-1/2 chains : Crossover from pure-metallic behaviour to random singlet-localized regime
The results of solving the relevant order parameter equations numerically (via population dynamics algorithms) are shown in figure 3, where we show the predicted equilibrium values for the scalar observables (82,83) together with the corresponding measurements in numerical simulations, for comparison.
Diagonalization of replicated transfer matrices for disordered Ising spin systems
This equation is convenient for numerical work, since the functions C and S are easily computed numerically; to find the eigenvalues E , we fix a and compute G(E ), the zeros correspond to the eigenstates.
Simple approach to the mesoscopic open electron resonator: Quantum current oscillations
Lines correspond to numerical solution of the exact equations and dots correspond to numerical simulation on random graphs.
Exact calculation of the energy contributions to the T=0 random-field Ising model with metastable dynamics on the Bethe lattice
Lines correspond to numerical solution of the exact equations and dots correspond to numerical simulation on random graphs.
Exact calculation of the energy contributions to the T=0 random-field Ising model with metastable dynamics on the Bethe lattice