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Michael F. Stemper

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Re: § 422 What is a definition
of a number?

Posted: Jan 22, 2014 4:30 PM
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On 01/22/2014 03:05 PM, Virgil wrote:
> In article <a384b019-9660-4a4b-a315-7f1d1d66d68c@googlegroups.com>,
> mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de wrote:


>> The definition of a number must allow transmitter and receiver in
>> mathematical discourse, dialogue, and monologue to identify this one (1)
>> number uniquely.
>>
>> If the question was: "How can *we* define a number?, then the answer could
>> only be: "A number can be identified by a finite string of symbols taken from
>> an uncountable alphabet".

>
> There are tribes which deal with at least small numbers but who have no
> alphabets or written language, and some whose numberings are not even
> expressed in words.
>
> So while ONE answer coud be WM's, his is not even the only answer in use.


I don't think that his is viable, because the symbols are taken from an
uncountable alphabet. I'd think that the alphabet would need to be finite.

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Michael F. Stemper
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