(Yes, I'm talking to myself...until someone decides to join me...)
The circle (or sphere) is the one.
To encompass or circumscribe is to unify.
To make the plural singular
I'm floating this idea that all numbers are one
number. Of course this is figurative language.
Take a number like "5.678" which has four digits. These digits are a unified
expression of a singular
quantity. Nine digits are convenient, but using positional notation we could do the job with two digits: 1 and 0.
Positional notation itself seems to me like the circumscription of circumscriptions. Each place is a circle that contains its associated number of circles. I'm using circle and unity here synonymously. Numbers are circled circles.
A number is one quantity written in the terms of sub-unities.....?