318 (number)

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Short description: Natural number
← 317 318 319 →
Cardinalthree hundred eighteen
(three hundred eighteenth)
Factorization2 × 3 × 53
Greek numeralΤΙΗ´
Roman numeralCCCXVIII
Base 368U36

318 is the natural number following 317 and preceding 319.

In mathematics

318 is:

In other fields

318 is a numeric symbol for Combat 18, a white supremacist gang.[3]

According to Police chief Wiggum on The Simpsons, it is the Police code for waking a police officer in episode 5F06, "Realty Bites".

The British Rail Class 318 is an electric multiple unit train in western Scotland.

The BMW 318 is an automobile in the BMW 3 Series.

The Chrysler LA 318 engine, a 318 cubic inch small-block V8 engine manufactured by Chrysler Corporation for cars and trucks beginning in 1967. This engine is commonly referred to simply as "The 318".

Area code 318 is a telephone area code that covers the central and northern parts of Louisiana.

The mass of Jupiter is approximately 318 times that of the Earth.

318 is the number of men in Abraham's private army according to Genesis 14:14, and (possibly based on this), the traditional number of bishops present at the First Council of Nicaea, 325, at which the Nicene Creed was formulated.[4]

In Greek numerals, the word hēlios (ἥλιος, sun) has the value 8 + 30 + 10 + 70 + 200 = 318. This was viewed as significant by some Gnostics.

In Gematria, the English words boobs has the value 12 + 90 + 90 + 12 + 114 = 318.

The USS Baya was a World War II-era Balao-class submarine in the United States Navy that bore the hull code and number SS-318.

The SV-318 was the basic model of the Spectravideo range of computers, released in 1981.


  1. "Sloane's A005277 : Nontotients". OEIS Foundation. https://oeis.org/A005277. 
  2. Sloane, N. J. A., ed. "Sequence A000112 (Number of partially ordered sets (posets) with n unlabeled elements)". OEIS Foundation. https://oeis.org/A000112. 
  3. "318" (in en). https://www.adl.org/education/references/hate-symbols/318. 
  4. Rowan Williams argues that the traditional figure of 318 is symbolic and derived from Genesis 14:14, whereas the actual number would have been around 250. Rowan Williams, Arius (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002), 67.