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.
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|Kent Sepkowitz|March 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There are a few cases in which the "backward sign" includes also the numeral in the second position.An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs|Sylvanus Griswold Morley
Secondly, a Roman numeral immediately follows the above to denote the number of versions, if variants have been found.A Syllabus of Kentucky Folk-Songs|Hubert G. Shearin
The angle of a cypher, which might play the part of a hyphen in ordinary type, alone tells them what numeral is intended.
The numeral before each group refers to the page on which the words first appear.The Young and Field Literary Readers, Book 2|Ella Flagg Young
Notice that the name of the street in each case is a numeral.Business English|Rose Buhlig
British Dictionary definitions for numeral
Word Origin for numeral
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.
Science definitions for numeral
Culture definitions for numeral
A word or symbol used to represent a number.