Also called numbers, numbers game, numbers racket. an illegal daily lottery in which money is wagered on the appearance of certain numbers in some statistical listing or tabulation published in a daily newspaper, racing form, etc.
By the Numbers: The Language of Political Parties TodayYou can learn a lot about politicians from the words they use. Recently Five Thirty Eight had political speech writer Jeff Nussbaum construct and annotate “the Perfect Stump Speech” for imaginary Democratic and Republican candidates. Even without the expertise of a seasoned political speechwriter, it’s possible to gain insight on the words and rhetoric of a political party through computational analysis. To get a better …
Category 4 or Category 1: What Hurricane Category Numbers MeanPart of the drama of hurricane season revolves around the predicting and changing of the severity – or category – of the storm. What category will the hurricane be when it hits land? What kind of damage might it inflict? Hurricane categories There are a few classification scales that meteorological agencies use to determine the intensity of hurricanes. The Saffir-Simpson scale is used to measure the strength …
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