## Number vs Category - What's the difference?
number | category |
## As nouns the difference between is that |

## number## English## Alternative forms* (l) (obsolete)
## Etymology 1(etyl) .
## Noun(en noun)
No'' or '' (in each case, sometimes written with a superscript "o", like Nº or №). The symbol "#" is also used in this manner. The Economist) The new masters and commanders, passage=From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. **Number**itself importeth not much in armies where the people are of weak courage.
2001 , E. Forrest Hein, The Ruach Project, Xulon Press, page 86: *“[...] I wonder if you could get hold of him and have him call me here at Interior. I’m in my office, do you have my***number**?”
2007 , Lindsey Nicole Isham, No Sex in the City: One Virgin's Confessions on Love, Lust, Dating, and Waiting, Kregel Publications, page 111: *When I agreed to go surfing with him he said, “Great, can I have your***number**to guys I don’t know.*'?” Well, I don’t give my '*number
1635 , (John Donne), The Triple Foole : *Griefe brought to***numbers**cannot be so fierce, / For, he tames it, that fetters it in verse.
1968 , Janet Burroway, The dancer from the dance: a novel, Little, Brown, page 40: *I laughed. "Don't doubt that. She's a saucy little***number**."
1988 , Erica Jong, Serenissima, Dell, page 214: *"Signorina Jessica," says the maid, a saucy little***number**, "your father has gone to his prayers and demands that you come to the synagogue at once [...]"
2005 , Denise A. Agnew, Kate Hill & Arianna Hart, By Honor Bound, Ellora's Cave Publishing, page 207: *He had to focus on the mission, staying alive and getting out, not on the sexy***number**rubbing up against him.
2007 , Cesca Martin, Agony Angel: So You Think You've Got Problems..., Troubador Publishing Ltd, page 134: *The trouble was I was wearing my backless glittering***number**from the night before underneath, so unless I could persuade the office it was National Fancy Dress Day I was doomed to sweat profusely in bottle blue.
2007 , Lorelei James, Running with the Devil, Samhain Publishing, Ltd, page 46: *"I doubt the sexy***number**you wore earlier tonight fell from the sky."
2009 , (Thomas Pynchon), Inherent Vice , Vintage 2010, page 12: *Back at his place again, Doc rolled a***number**, put on a late movie, found an old T-shirt, and sat tearing it up into short strips
*the latest***number**of a magazine
## Synonyms* (mathematical number) scalar
## Hyponyms* See also## Derived terms* abundant number * algebraic number * binary number * cardinal number * complex number * decimal number * deficient number * do a number on * have someone's number * hexadecimal number * house number * hyperreal number * hypercomplex number * imaginary number * irrational number * meandric number * natural number * nice round number * number-cruncher * number-crunching * number field * number line * number one * number two * number theory * numberless * ordinal number * opposite number * perfect number * phone number * prime number * rational number * real number * round number * serial number * surreal number * take a number * telephone number * transcendental number * transfinite number * whole number * without number * (number)
## See also* (grammatical numbers) singular,? dual,? trial,? quadral,? paucal,? plural
## Verb(en verb)
*Number**the baskets so that we can find them easily.*
*I don’t know how many books are in the library, but they must***number**in the thousands.
## Derived terms* number among## See also*## Etymology 2From numb + .## Adjective(head)
numb) |
## category## English(wikipedia category)
## Noun(categories)
*The traditional way of describing the similarities and differences between constituents is to say that they belong to***categories**'' of various types. Thus, words like ''boy'', ''girl'', ''man'', ''woman'', etc. are traditionally said to belong to the**category''' of Nouns, whereas words like ''a'', ''the'', ''this'', and ''that'' are traditionally said to belong to the '****category**of Determiners.
*This steep and dangerous climb belongs to the most difficult***category**.
*I wouldn't put this book in the same***category**as the author's first novel.
*One well-known***category**has sets as objects and functions as arrows.
*Just as a monoid consists of an underlying set with a binary operation "on top of it" which is closed, associative and with an identity, a category consists of an underlying digraph with an arrow composition operation "on top of it" which is transitively closed, associative, and with an identity at each object. In fact, a category's composition operation, when restricted to a single one of its objects, turns that object's set of arrows (which would all be loops) into a monoid.*
## Synonyms* (group to which items are assigned) class, family, genus, group, kingdom, order, phylum, race, tribe, type
* See also
## Derived terms* category mistake * category theory * conceptual category * perceptual category * subcategory * supercategory## External links* * |