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any digit of a number that is known with certainty

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Suppliers of luminaires and controls couch the estimated savings with phrases like "up to" or "as much as," but without measurement and verification it's anything but certain--except the monthly utility bill--which is a significant figure.
September 23 2011 (TUR) -- Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag has said that former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, who was killed in a suicide attack, was a significant figure.
Mr Jones said: "Dafydd was a hugely significant figure in Plaid Cymru and we owe him so much.
Sandy Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery, said: "This is an important new portrait of a very significant figure.
A significant figure in Abenaki history, Nescambiouit, along with other Aboriginal events, persons or places known for their national historic significance, form an important part of the cultural mosaic of Canada," said Prentice.
Thomas Attwood was by far and away the most significant figure involved in Parliamentary reform and as founder of the Birmingham Political Union led a national movement culminating in the Great Reform Act 1832 which for the first time gave Birmingham and the other emerging centres of population representation in Parliament at the expense of the "rotten boroughs".
This is a significant figure, and one which is expected to be higher this year," Alexei Borodavkin was quoted by RIA Novosti.
Bishop Poole was head of divinity at Trinity College from 1976 to 1977 and "was a significant figure in Trinity's governance," said Bishop Johnson, who also noted that Bishop Poole has provided leadership in diocesan and national church financial development.
A significant figure of the Berkeley Renaissance in the 1940s and 1950s, Everson was one of those who rebelled agists the strictures of formalism in bringing his word painted images to paper.
Cash (Emmanuel College) offers the first detailed biography of Rhode Island native Benjamin Waterhouse, a significant figure in American medical history.
We're talking a big figure, a very significant figure, and we intend to back it up and get some benefit out of this," Mark Mendel, chief legal counsel to Antigua, said from his office in El Paso, Texas.
Odum was a significant figure in the intellectual life of the South throughout his career.
In the early '80s a consensus started to form that Murray was a significant figure who fell generationally somewhere between the artists who had emerged around 1970 and a group of younger American and newly relevant European painters.
Mrs Jones, 89, of Redmarshall, was a significant figure in Stockton's musical life and over the years was involved with all the major music societies on Teesside.
Quite apart from his pervasive influence on the world of gallery art, for a lot of architects of a certain generation, Marcel Duchamp is the significant figure of the modern era.
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