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compound number

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noun
a quantity expressed in more than one denomination or unit, as one foot six inches or one minute twenty seconds.
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Origin of compound number

First recorded in 1550–60
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British Dictionary definitions for compound number

compound number

noun
a quantity expressed in two or more different but related units3 hours 10 seconds is a compound number
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