- a word, letter, symbol, or figure, etc., expressing a number; number: the Roman numerals.
- of, relating to, or consisting of numbers or numerals.
- expressing or noting a number or numbers.
Origin of numeral
Examples from the Web for numeral
If you are invited into the office of its director, you can see a clock on the wall that has a small hole near the numeral 1.Anne Frank’s Amsterdam
October 12, 2013
We all dance the entire DSM IV (and its coming progeny, the Roman numeral–free DSM 5) right down the line.‘Girls’ Shows Us the Real OCD With Hannah’s Brutal Q-Tip Scene
March 11, 2013
And if these Kufic characters reached there, then why not the numeral forms as well?The Hindu-Arabic Numerals
David Eugene Smith
We have in this paragraph examples of the use of three of the “numeral particles.”The Maya Chronicles
Ordinal—That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series.Capitals
Frederick W. Hamilton
Initial for hue, numeral above for value, numeral below for chroma.A Color Notation
Albert H. Munsell
He can not even say “two” correctly, without applying the numeral to some object.Western Characters
J. L. McConnel
- a symbol or group of symbols used to express a number: for example, 6 (Arabic), VI (Roman), 110 (binary)
- of, consisting of, or denoting a number
Word Origin and History for numeral
1520s, "word expressing a number," from Middle French numéral (late 15c.), from Late Latin numeralis "of or belonging to a number," from Latin numerus "a number" (see number (n.)). Meaning "figure standing for a number" is from 1680s. As an adjective, "expressing number," from 1520s.
- A symbol or mark used to represent a number.
A word or symbol used to represent a number.