AskDefine | Define numbering

Dictionary Definition

numbering n : a numbered list [syn: enumeration]

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  1. A sequence of numbers indicating order or otherwise used for identification.
  2. The action of creating or assigning such a sequence for identification.
  3. The action of counting or ordering with numbers.


  1. present participle of number

Extensive Definition

There are many different numbering schemes for assigning nominal numbers to entities. These generally require an agreed set of rules, or a central coordinator. The schemes can be considered to be examples of a primary key of a database management system table, whose table definitions require a database design. Numbering schemes include:



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