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numerate

[ verb noo-muh-reyt, nyoo-; adjective noo-mer-it, nyoo- ]
/ verb 藞nu m蓹藢re瑟t, 藞nyu-; adjective 藞nu m蓹r 瑟t, 藞nyu- /
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verb (used with object), nu路mer路at路ed, nu路mer路at路ing.
to represent numbers by symbols.
adjective
able to use or understand numerical techniques of mathematics.
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Origin of numerate

1400鈥50; late Middle English: counted, numbered <Latin numer膩tus (past participle of numer膩re to number), equivalent to numer-number + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM numerate

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH numerate

remunerate, renumerate
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British Dictionary definitions for numerate

numerate

adjective (藞nju藧m蓹r瑟t)
able to use numbers, esp in arithmetical operationsCompare literate
verb (藞nju藧m蓹藢re瑟t) (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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