numeral

[ noo-mer-uh l, nyoo-; noom-ruh l, nyoom- ]
/ ˈnu mər əl, ˈnyu-; ˈnum rəl, ˈnyum- /

noun

a word, letter, symbol, or figure, etc., expressing a number; number: the Roman numerals.

adjective

of, relating to, or consisting of numbers or numerals.
expressing or noting a number or numbers.

Origin of numeral

1520–30; < Late Latin numerālis of, belonging to number, equivalent to Latin numer(us) number + -ālis -al1

Related forms

non·nu·mer·al, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for numeral

numeral

/ (ˈnjuːmərəl) /

noun

a symbol or group of symbols used to express a number: for example, 6 (Arabic), VI (Roman), 110 (binary)

adjective

of, consisting of, or denoting a number

Word Origin for numeral

C16: from Late Latin numerālis belonging to number, from Latin numerus number
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Science definitions for numeral

numeral

[ nōōmər-əl ]

A symbol or mark used to represent a number.
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Culture definitions for numeral

numeral


A word or symbol used to represent a number.

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