[ noo-muh-rey-shuh n, nyoo- ]
/ ˌnu məˈreɪ ʃən, ˌnyu- /


an act or instance of or the process or result of numbering or counting.
the process or a method of reckoning or calculating.
the act, art, or method of expressing or reading off numbers set down in numerals, especially those written decimally.

Origin of numeration

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin numerātiōn- (stem of numerātiō) a counting out, paying, equivalent to numerāt(us) numerate + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

nu·mer·a·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for numeration


/ (ˌnjuːməˈreɪʃən) /


the act or process of writing, reading, or naming numbers
a system of numbering or counting

Derived Forms

numerative, adjective
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