Arabic numeral

or Arabic figure


noun

one of the characters 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, in general European use since the 12th century.

Origin of Arabic numeral

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for arabic numeral

Arabic numeral

noun

one of the symbols 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 (opposed to Roman numerals)
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Science definitions for arabic numeral

Arabic numeral

[ărə-bĭk]

One of the numerical symbols 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 0. They are called Arabic numerals because they were introduced into western Europe from sources of Arabic scholarship.
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