# numerical

### or nu·mer·ic

[noo-mer-i-kuh l or noo-mer-ik; nyoo-]

- of or relating to numbers; of the nature of a number.
- indicating a number: numerical symbols.
- bearing or designated by a number.
- expressed by numbers instead of letters: numerical cryptography; numerical equations.
- of or relating to one's skill at working with numbers, solving mathematical problems, etc.: tests for rating numerical aptitude.
- Mathematics. absolute(def 12).

## Origin of numerical^{}

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#### But we were numerically the stronger when it came to true leadership.

#### Numerically, you are about five hundred to one; physically, you look their equals.

The Daltons, Volume II (of II)Charles James Lever

#### The radial velocity is, numerically, greater than could have been supposed.

Lectures on Stellar StatisticsCarl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier

#### Unfortunately, the Americans who compose this "set" are numerically weak.

As A Chinaman Saw UsAnonymous

#### Why was the Russian fleet, numerically superior to that of Japan, divided?

The Story of RussiaR. Van Bergen, M.A.

# numerical

### numeric

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

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## Word Origin and History for numerically

# numerical

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