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    numbers/digits/ciphers ?

    When talking about "437 9877' : how to name this, are these numbers, digits or ciphers ?

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    Exclamation Re: numbers/digits/ciphers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    When talking about "437 9877' : how to name this, are these numbers, digits or ciphers ?
    It is a 7 digit number. If can be related to, a 7 digit number plate, a 7 digit number code etc.

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    Re: numbers/digits/ciphers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    It is a 7 digit number. If can be related to, a 7 digit number plate, a 7 digit number code etc.
    Thanks ! But in general, when does one use the word "number", "digit" or "cipher" ?

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    Re: numbers/digits/ciphers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Thanks ! But in general, when does one use the word "number", "digit" or "cipher" ?
    A digit is a single number, so you can have, a single digit number; a two digit number etc. etc. "Cipher" is not used to denote numbers.

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    Exclamation Re: numbers/digits/ciphers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Thanks ! But in general, when does one use the word "number", "digit" or "cipher" ?
    I am not clear about your question. Is it to know, when to use digit(7) or number-seven(spelling) in a sentence? If yes; please visit this site:
    10 Rules for Writing Numbers and Numerals

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