numerate

[verb noo-muh-reyt, nyoo-; adjective noo-mer-it, nyoo-]
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adjective
  1. able to use or understand numerical techniques of mathematics.

Origin of numerate

1400–50; late Middle English: counted, numbered < Latin numerātus (past participle of numerāre to number), equivalent to numer- number + -ātus -ate1
Related formsnu·mer·a·cy, nounre·nu·mer·ate, verb (used with object), re·nu·mer·at·ed, re·nu·mer·at·ing.un·nu·mer·at·ed, adjective
Can be confusedremunerate renumerate
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Related Words for numerate

count, calculate, tally, measure, cipher, enumerate, total, list, number

Examples from the Web for numerate

Historical Examples of numerate

  • According to my own suppositions, he might have been taught to numerate.

    Sound Mind

    John Haslam


British Dictionary definitions for numerate

numerate

adjective (ˈnjuːmərɪt)
  1. able to use numbers, esp in arithmetical operationsCompare literate
verb (ˈnjuːməˌreɪt) (tr)
  1. to read (a numerical expression)
  2. 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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Word Origin and History for numerate
v.

1721, "to count," from Latin numeratus "counted out," past participle of numerare "to count, to number," from numerus "a number" (see number). Related: Numerated; numerating.

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