number line


noun Mathematics.

a straight line on which there is indicated a one-to-one correspondence between points on the line and the set of real numbers.

Nearby words

  1. number,
  2. number cruncher,
  3. number crunching,
  4. number eight wire,
  5. number is up, one's,
  6. number off,
  7. number one,
  8. number one wood,
  9. number opera,
  10. number seven iron

Origin of number line

First recorded in 1955–60

Also called real line.

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British Dictionary definitions for number line

number line

noun

an infinite line on which points represent the real numbers
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