a word, letter, symbol, or figure, etc., expressing a number; number: the Roman numerals.
of, relating to, or consisting of numbers or numerals.
expressing or noting a number or numbers.
- non·nu·mer·al, noun, adjective
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How to use numeral in a sentence
There are 15 different cicada broods, which emerge in a specific region of the country and are identified by a Roman numeral.
That includes the alphabetic characters, numerals, punctuation, and all the various functions like Home, Mail, Volume Up and Volume Down.Best mechanical keyboard: Game, code, type, and work smoother and faster | PopSci Commerce Team | February 4, 2021 | Popular-Science
It’ll have a 2 on it, or maybe a Roman numeral, so it won’t look like second place.Style Conversational Week 1420: Back to the vocal point | Pat Myers | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
The method worked, correctly recognizing up to 95 percent of handwritten and printed numerals.
The bigger the base, the easier it is to prove a theorem of this sort, since if you’re in a base with, say, a million different numerals instead of just 0 to 9, a restriction like “no 7s” has a smaller impact.A Number Theorist Who Solves the Hardest Easy Problems | Erica Klarreich | July 1, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The pin, a small gold numeral six with a black star on it, shows Hanks signing on to save Pvt. Ryan—this time for real.Hollywood and the White House’s Election-Year PR Push For Veterans | Roy Scranton | May 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
"Six days," answered the girl; and again the numeral was accompanied by a slight gesture of her fingers.Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
A separate type was used to represent each numeral, having a corresponding number of projections or teeth.Steam Steel and Electricity | James W. Steele
(d) A triangle in the top of the numeral, and a diamond in the bow of the numeral, with four dots above and nine below the latter.
The earliest also bears a large "V," in an octagon frame, and the other a large numeral "5," in a circle.
"Two Cents" at the bottom on a ribbon with large numeral "2" between the words, both in outline shaded.
British Dictionary definitions for numeral
a symbol or group of symbols used to express a number: for example, 6 (Arabic), VI (Roman), 110 (binary)
of, consisting of, or denoting a number
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Scientific definitions for numeral
A symbol or mark used to represent a number.
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Cultural definitions for numeral
A word or symbol used to represent a number.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.