a number of (something)

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a number of (something)

Several (people or things). Don't worry, there are a number of options to choose from if this one doesn't appeal to you.
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number of things or people

some things or people, in an indefinite amount. I subscribe to a number of different magazines. A number of people are here now.
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a number of

A collection of persons or things; several. For example, A number of tours are available, or We've visited a number of times. This idiom often is modified by an adjective giving some idea of quantity, as in Only a small number are going. [1300s] Also see any number of.
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A collection of prototype hands designed by a number of people, including Corinne Hutton, are on show and visitors are invited to contribute their own experiences and imagination by taking part in the next phase of research.