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numerary

[ noo-muh-rer-ee, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu məˌrɛr i, ˈnyu- /
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adjective
of or relating to a number or numbers.
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Origin of numerary

1720–30; <Medieval Latin numerārius (Late Latin: arithmetician, accountant), equivalent to Latin numer(us) number + -ārius-ary
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How to use numerary in a sentence

  • About the same date Kempenfelt produced his own numerary code.

    British Flags|W. G. Perrin
  • They granted him a considerable sum, at five livres five sous the mark, for fear the king should change the numerary value.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • A year or two later, probably in consultation with Kempenfelt, he drew up the first of his codes on the numerary system.

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British Dictionary definitions for numerary

numerary
/ (ˈnjuːmərərɪ) /

adjective
of or relating to numbers
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