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# numerical

### or nu·mer·ic

[noo-mer-i-kuh l or noo-mer-ik; nyoo-]
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1. of or relating to numbers; of the nature of a number.
2. indicating a number: numerical symbols.
3. bearing or designated by a number.
4. expressed by numbers instead of letters: numerical cryptography; numerical equations.
5. of or relating to one's skill at working with numbers, solving mathematical problems, etc.: tests for rating numerical aptitude.
6. Mathematics.

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1615–25; < Latin numer(us) number + -ical
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## Examples from the Web for numerical

### Historical Examples

• #### I learned the numerical strength of the British army, for one thing.

The Dare Boys of 1776

Stephen Angus Cox

• #### As his men had fled too rapidly to be overtaken, the numerical loss was not great.

No Surrender!

G. A. Henty

• #### The numerical system is the best corrective of this and similar errors.

Medical Essays

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

• #### The speaker then enumerated the numerical strength of his commandos.

British Dictionary definitions for numerical

# numerical

### numeric

1. of, relating to, or denoting a number or numbers
2. measured or expressed in numbersnumerical value
3. maths
1. containing or using constants, coefficients, terms, or elements represented by numbers3x² + 4y = 2 is a numerical equation Compare literal (def. 6)
2. another word for absolute (def. 11a)