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Definition: Concrete number
(? or ?), a. [L. concretus, p. p. of
concrescere to grow together; con- + crescere to grow; cf. F.
concret. See Crescent
1. United in growth; hence, formed by coalition of separate
particles into one mass; united in a solid form.
The first concrete state, or consistent surface, of
the chaos must be of the same figure as the last
liquid state. --Bp. Burnet.
(a) Standing for an object as it exists in nature,
invested with all its qualities, as distinguished from
standing for an attribute of an object; -- opposed to
(b) Applied to a specific object; special; particular; --
opposed to general
. See Abstract
Concrete is opposed to abstract. The names of
individuals are concrete, those of classes
abstract. --J. S. Mill.
Concrete terms, while they express the quality,
do also express, or imply, or refer to, some
subject to which it belongs. --I. Watts.
, a number associated with, or applied to, a
particular object, as three men, five days, etc., as
distinguished from an abstract number, or one used without
reference to a particular object.
, a physical object or a collection of
such objects. --Davies & Peck.
, a physical science, one having as its
subject of knowledge concrete things instead of abstract
Concrete sound or movement of the voice
, one which slides
continuously up or down, as distinguished from a
movement, in which the voice leaps at once from
one line of pitch to another. --Rush.