Perform numerous calculations or process a large amount of numerical data. For example, Preparing John's presentation to the Federal Reserve Board required many hours of crunching numbers. This term originated with the computer age and indeed still applies mostly to the operations of computers. [Slang; second half of 1900s]
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Those are troubling numbers, for unfettered speech is not incidental to a flourishing society.
And too much of a focus on numbers can obscure strategic truths.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Within minutes, it seems, of the disclosures of these tragic events, large numbers of people chose a side and stuck to it.
The numbers reinforce another article in the Post, in which cops confessed to “turning a blind eye” to minor crimes.
That could include private financial or personal information—like the credit-card numbers you used to pay for the corrupted Wi-Fi.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bacteria, when present in great numbers, give a uniform cloud which cannot be removed by ordinary filtration.
As company after company appeared, we were able to form a pretty exact estimate of their numbers.
The Mexicans, far superior in numbers, received every moment accessions to their strength.
Numbers have dribbled back from firing line and cannot be collected in this difficult country.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Caseous particles containing immense numbers of the bacilli are common.