compound number


noun

a quantity expressed in more than one denomination or unit, as one foot six inches or one minute twenty seconds.

Nearby words

  1. compound leaf,
  2. compound lens,
  3. compound magnet,
  4. compound microscope,
  5. compound myopic astigmatism,
  6. compound odontoma,
  7. compound ovary,
  8. compound pendulum,
  9. compound q,
  10. compound sentence

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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