An Arithmetical and Commercial Dictionary

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Barnes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...is to be taken in Subtraction. MIXED NUMBER OR MIXED QUANTITY. A number or quantity, consisting of whole things and parts; or integers and fractions: as 3i, 7J, 12j. MOHUR. (Gold.) A eoin of Bengal, value £2. c MOIDORE. A coin of Portugal, rated at 27s. MONEY. English money is commonly reckoned in pounds, shillings, pence, and farthings: £ stands for pounds; s for shillings, d for pence, and q for farthings: or rather, f. s. d. q. stand for librae, solidi, denarii, and quadrantes, which are the Latin words for pounds, shillings, pence, and farthings, the Latin language having been formerly much used in writings and accounts. (Greek, monos, alone; and poleo, to deal.) When a person buys up the whole of a commodity, so as to become the only seller of it, he is said to monopolise it. MONTH. (Saxon, Monath, or moontime.) A Calendar Month is one of the twelve months of the Calendar or Almanack, which are not all of the same length, some having in them 31 days and others 30 days, besides February which has 29 days in leap year, and 28 in other years: and a Lunar Month is a month of 4 weeks, or the length of time from new moon to new moon. There are 13 Lunar Months in a year. The number of days in each Calendar month may be easily committed to memory, in the following table. Thirty days are in September, In June, in April, and November; All the rest have thirty-one; Excepting February alone, In which but twenty-eight appear, Or twenty-nine in each leap year. MORTGAGE. (French, mart, dead, and gage, a pledge.) Meaning a dead pawn. A mortgage is a writing by which a person who borrows money of another, gives him a right to some land or house, as a security for it. MULTIPLE. (Lat. Multiplex, manifold.) The multiple of a number is a larger...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...is to be taken in Subtraction. MIXED NUMBER OR MIXED QUANTITY. A number or quantity, consisting of whole things...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217809936

ISBN - 13:9780217809931

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