example, we might give the following definitions for the
characteristics we have

just presented:

divided by two.

number with itself.

is, how would we decide which to list first, or
which to list second, and so on?

definition. Thus, we count the number of letters in
all the definitions and assign

position number 1 to the definition with the
smallest number of letters. We assign

position number 2 to the definition
with the next smallest number of letters, and

proceed in this way to assign
positions to all of the definitions. If two or more

definitions have the same
number of letters, we assign their positions on the basis

of the alphabetical
order of the letters in each. Therefore, each definition will have

its own
position number.

earlier.What are their position numbers?

definition for it. Then assign it a position number in the list of
five

definitions and reorder the other definitions as
necessary.

characteristic given in the definition to which it
corresponds or it does not. For

example, suppose 17 has been assigned to the
definition of divisible by five.
Then

17 does nothave the characteristic described.
On the other hand, if 14 has been

assigned to the definition divisible by seven, then 14 doeshave this
characteristic.

in the definition to which it corresponds is called
Richardian.