# numerical

### or nu·mer·ic

[noo-mer-i-kuh l or noo-mer-ik; nyoo-]

- of or relating to numbers; of the nature of a number.
- indicating a number: numerical symbols.
- bearing or designated by a number.
- expressed by numbers instead of letters: numerical cryptography; numerical equations.
- of or relating to one's skill at working with numbers, solving mathematical problems, etc.: tests for rating numerical aptitude.
- Mathematics. absolute(def 12).

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## Origin of numerical

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## Related Words for numeric

numeral, numerical, arithmetic, binary, exponent, fraction, fractional, integrated, mathematical, statistical, arithmetical, differential, digital, exponential, logarithm, logarithmic, numerary## Examples from the Web for numeric

### Historical Examples of numeric

Numeric references within the text refer to the bibliography.

The Toxicity of CaffeinWilliam Salant

Most valuable information respecting the chronology and numeric systems of the Egyptians has been derived from them.

Museum of AntiquityL. W. Yaggy

Numeric notes refer to the extensive Notes section of the text.

The War With Mexico, Volume I (of 2)Justin H. Smith

Footnotes with numeric tags are located near the end of the work.

The Gunpowder Plot and Lord Mounteagle's LetterHenry Hawkes Spink Jr.

Raised dots were replaced with decimal points in numeric notations.

Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & PolyzoaNelson Annandale

## numerical

### numeric

- of, relating to, or denoting a number or numbers
- measured or expressed in numbersnumerical value
- maths
- containing or using constants, coefficients, terms, or elements represented by numbers3x² + 4y = 2 is a numerical equation Compare literal (def. 6)
- another word for absolute (def. 11a)

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## Word Origin and History for numeric

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