108 number

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108 is the natural number following 107 and preceding 109.

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Cardinal one hundred [and]
Divisors2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12,
18, 27, 36, 54
Roman numeralCVIII

In mathematics

One hundred eight is an abundant number, a tetranacci number, a Harshad number and a self number. It is the hyperfactorial of 3. 108 is a number that is divisible by the value of its φ function, which is 36.

In normal space, the interior angles of an equilateral pentagon measure 108 degrees each.

There are 108 free polyominoes of order 7.

It is a split double prime of 2 and 3.

In other fields

One hundred eight is also:

  • The number of beads on a Mala (Sanskrit word for a rosary of beads) usually has beads for 108 repetitions of a mantra
  • The atomic number of hassium.
  • In Homer's Odyssey, the number of suitors coveting Penelope, wife of Odysseus.
  • Chinese astrology holds that there are 108 sacred stars. (This legend is the basis of the Suikoden series of video games: each of the 108 playable characters represents a star in Chinese astrology.)
  • Several different tai chi long forms consist of 108 moves.
  • It is a sacred number in Hinduism used and referred to in a variety of manners
    • A symbol of Siva among the Saivites, for Siva Nataraja dances his cosmic dance in 108 poses.
    • Hindu deities have 108 names. Recital of these names, often accompanied by counting of 108-beaded Mala, is considered sacred and often done during religious ceremonies. The recital is called namajapa.
  • Apart from Hinduism, it is also held sacred or otherwise significant by various Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain traditions.
  • The number of surat al-Kawthar in the Qur'an, the smallest one of the Book.
  • In Islam, used to refer to Allah.
  • The year CE 108 or 108 BCE.
  • A significant number in the TV series Lost (Also: 4+8+15+16+23+42=108)
  • The number of stitches on a baseball.

External links

Why 108? Article on the symbolism of the number 108.

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