numerate

[ verb noo-muh-reyt, nyoo-; adjective noo-mer-it, nyoo- ]
/ verb ˈnu məˌreɪt, ˈnyu-; adjective ˈnu mər ɪt, ˈnyu- /

verb (used with object), nu·mer·at·ed, nu·mer·at·ing.

to represent numbers by symbols.

adjective

able to use or understand numerical techniques of mathematics.

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Origin of numerate

1400–50; late Middle English: counted, numbered < Latin numerātus (past participle of numerāre to number), equivalent to numer- number + -ātus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM numerate

nu·mer·a·cy, nounre·nu·mer·ate, verb (used with object), re·nu·mer·at·ed, re·nu·mer·at·ing.un·nu·mer·at·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH numerate

remunerate renumerate
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British Dictionary definitions for numeracy (1 of 2)

numeracy
/ (ˈnjuːmərəsɪ) /

noun

the ability to use numbers, esp in arithmetical operations

British Dictionary definitions for numeracy (2 of 2)

numerate

adjective (ˈnjuːmərɪt)

able to use numbers, esp in arithmetical operationsCompare literate

verb (ˈnjuːməˌreɪt) (tr)

to read (a numerical expression)
a less common word for enumerate

Word Origin for numerate

C18 (vb): from Latin numerus number + -ate 1, by analogy with literate
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