• WordNet 3.6
    • adj numerous amounting to a large indefinite number "numerous times","the family was numerous","Palomar's fans are legion"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Arabic numerals were not invented by Arabs, but were invented in India by the Hindus
    • Numerous Consisting of a great number of units or individual objects; being many; as, a numerous army; numerous objections. "Such and so numerous was their chivalry."
    • Numerous Consisting of poetic numbers; rhythmical; measured and counted; melodious; musical. "Such prompt eloquence
      Flowed from their lips, in prose or numerous verse."
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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).
    • numerous Consisting of a great number of individuals: as, a numerous army.
    • numerous A great many; not a few; forming a great number: as, numerous objects attract the attention; attacked by numerous enemies.
    • numerous Consisting of poetic numbers; rhythmical; melodious; musical.
    • numerous In descriptive bot., indefinite in number, usually any number above twenty, as stamens in a flower.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were invented in India.
    • adj Numerous great in number: being many
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  • 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. numerosus,. See Number
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. nombre—L. numerus, number.


In literature:

Kangaroos and emus numerous.
"Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration" by Ernest Giles
The pool of water was now a dry clay-pan; the numerous native wells were there, but all were dry.
"Spinifex and Sand" by David W Carnegie
Whence could these birds (more numerous at this point than we ever afterwards saw them) have come from?
"Expedition into Central Australia" by Charles Sturt
A new composite with white blossoms, the rays narrow and numerous.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
The telegraph wires were not numerous then, but they were kept busy answering the question about Jackson.
"The Scouts of Stonewall" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The pack grew heavier and the bergs more numerous, embattled in a formidable array.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
Their very name shows that they must have been numerous.
"History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD" by Robert F. Pennell
These creeks are wide and formed into numerous channels.
"Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart" by John McDouall Stuart
He was a Breton, the last puny child of an over-numerous family, and had left his little share of land to his elder brothers.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
The contents of these long barrows are not so interesting, or numerous, as those contained in the round barrows.
"English Villages" by P. H. Ditchfield
His prose works are numerous and important.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
These animals were very numerous in my neighbourhood.
"The Backwoodsman" by Various
These are called biennial bearers, and such are quite numerous in our orchards.
"American Pomology" by J. A. Warder
The fabliaux are so numerous and so various that it is difficult to select any as specially representative.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 2" by Various
In most places the ground is quite wet, sometimes soggy to walk upon, and in a few places low hummocks are numerous.
"Notes on the Mammals of Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties, Michigan, 1920" by L. R. Dice
References also to Gramophone Records; numerous Portraits.
"The Influence of the Organ in History" by Dudley Buck
When the sun is highly variable, the pleions are numerous and strong, and extremes of weather are frequent.
"Climatic Changes" by Ellsworth Huntington
The Antelopes are numerous in kind and various in form, too numerous and various to be separately described.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
Nevertheless, owing to their cautious and wary habits, there are few wooded districts in which they are not more or less numerous.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
There is good angling at numerous points on the lakes and their feeders.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4" by Various

In poetry:

Last night the stars
were numerous and today
snow is their calling
card I'll not be cordial
"Morning" by Frank O Hara
Ye locusts, winged tribes,
Gather in concord fine;
Well your descendants may
In numerous bright hosts shine!
"The Fruitfulness Of The Locust" by Confucius
The hairs that grew upon our crown,
And numerous as our sins,
Unfortunately tumbled down,
And grow upon our chins.
"Mutation" by William Hutton
Say, nature, on whose wond'rous reign
Delighted fancy dwells,
Of all thy numerous brutal train
What animal excells?
"The Elephant" by William Hayley
See yonder hallow'd fane,
In far-fam'd Egypt rise,
From whence the numerous votive train
With incense cloud the skies.
"Enigma XXVIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
An' hoasts o' other sooarts o' stuff
To sell to sich as came,
As figs, an' raisens, salt an' spice,
Too numerous to name.
"Th' Traitle Sop" by John Hartley

In news:

The Numerical Engineering Backfile Collection will follow in August.
Over the past decade, numerous whitewares plants in the US have closed as much of the production has been shifted to low-cost manufacturing regions such as China and Mexico.
It was like starting over when the players assembled a couple months ago for football practice at the TW Kelly Middle School because of the numerous new faces.
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.
Discreet 's 3ds max offers numerous special effects while providing complete file compatibility with the current 3ds max 7 software.
Lee's speech, cast as a strongly worded warning, reflected the disillusionment shared by many South Koreans after numerous attempts at getting North Korea to give up its hostile military-first policy as well as it nuclear program. presented numerous case studies at Dreamforce 2012 on how enterprises are incorporating social media features into their enterprise application portfolios.
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.
Kluwe has done numerous appearances and interviews speaking out against the proposed constitutional amendment in Minnesota that would define marriage as between a man and a woman.
We picked up our car in Kona, Hawaii, at dusk and saw numerous small dents and dings and scratches on the vehicle.
Rio Grande Valley residents have numerous options when it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July holiday.
Frankincense , the aromatic resin that is used in numerous religious and traditional ceremonies, as well is in medicines and perfumes, may be going extinct.
You might take it for granted, but St Louis hosted numerous events in recent years that took months of planning and preparation: the All-Star Game, Marine Week, the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

In science:

This counter-intuitive result is a reflection of the numerical instability of the iterative construction of orthogonal polynomials. A numerical confirmation will be given in section 7.
Spectral Universality of Real Chiral Random Matrix Ensembles
In Fig. 4 it is clearly seen that for small and large values of p the match numerical and equation is quite good but for intermediate values there is a considerable deviation from the numerical results for small values of m.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
Igloi et. al., cond-mat/9911480, that numerically calculates average autocorrelation functions at the XX point and in the XX-RD phase and in addition obtains numerical information about the corresponding probability distributions.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
FIG. 1. (a) Theoretical distribution (5) of extrema of f0 (z ) (solid) compared to numerical TBRE results (symbols). (b) Theoretical eigenvalue distribution for highest spin states pN (E ) (solid; Eq. (8)) are seen to be Gaussian and agree with numerical results (symbols).
Two-Body Random Ensembles: From Nuclear Spectra to Random Polynomials
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
We then resort to numeric computation to find out whether theorem 3 and theorem 4 have some sort of numerical limit, a numerical fixed point, or not.
Generating perfect fluid spheres in general relativity
We will solve this equation numerically. A standard numerical package COLSYS will be used for the numerical calculation .
To understand sQGP through non-topological FL model
To obtain the form in (7), or its anisotropic generalisation, we divide both numerators and denominators by k , so that all k -dependences of the numerators are removed and the numerators depend on k only through the phase velocity ω/k .
Dressed test particles, oscillation centres and pseudo-orbits
Detailed numerical study would be deferred to a future report, but Ref. did provide some numerical study of their gap equation, which, up to some numerical factor, should be similar to ours.
Some Unfinished Thoughts on Strong Yukawa Couplings
Let F be a family of subgroups of G. A model JF (G) for the classifying numerable G-space for the family F of subgroups is a G-space which has the fol lowing properties: i.) JF (G) is F -numerable. ii.) For any F -numerable G-space X there is up to G-homotopy precisely one G-map X → JF (G).
Survey on Classifying Spaces for Families of Subgroups
We have compared our results with results from analytical and other numerical methods and found satisfactory agreement with the analytical results and some of the numerical results obtained using numerical matrix and transfer matrix techniques.
Application of the variational $R$-matrix method to one-dimensional quantum tunneling
The reason for the necessity of multiplying the analytic result by a numerical factor in order to obtain approximate agreement with the numerical result lies in the use of discrete sampling in the numerical calculation of the FIC survival probability.
Spatial survival probability for one-dimensional fluctuating interfaces in the steady state
This study reveals in what ways the numerical results depend on grid resolution in numerical heat transfer. 1) For numerical simulation of heat transfer with heat source, the variation of temperature against grid resolution accords with a particular curve.
Grid-independent Issue in Numerical Heat Transfer
In Section 4 we develop the numerical method and we compare the numerical results obtained using our method with results obtained from Monte Carlo simulations, from approximate analytical formulas and from the numerical implementation of formula (1.2).
Diffusive Transport in Periodic Potentials: Underdamped Dynamics
In the following, a numeric cell is a formula or a constant referenced by formulas in other cells. A label, even if it is a numeric constant, is not a numeric cell.
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