a straight line on which there is indicated a one-to-one correspondence between points on the line and the set of real numbers.
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- number cruncher,
- number crunching,
- number eight wire,
- number is up, one's,
- number off,
- number one,
- number one wood,
- number opera,
- number seven iron
Origin of number line
First recorded in 1955–60
Also called real line.
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an infinite line on which points represent the real numbers
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