# numerical

[ noo-mer-i-kuhl, nyoo- ]
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1. of or relating to numbers; of the nature of a number.

2. indicating a number: numerical symbols.

1. bearing or designated by a number.

2. expressed by numbers instead of letters: numerical cryptography; numerical equations.

3. of or relating to one's skill at working with numbers, solving mathematical problems, etc.: tests for rating numerical aptitude.

4. Mathematics. absolute (def. 12).

## Origin of numerical

1
First recorded in 1615–25; from Latin numer(us) number + -ical
• Also nu·mer·ic [noo-mer-ik, nyoo-] /nuˈmɛr ɪk, nyu-/ .

## Other words from numerical

• nu·mer·i·cal·ness, noun

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## How to use numerical in a sentence

• The best Kogan could do was use those numeric goals to show that out of a \$40 billion pot, about \$12 billion would have to go.

• This lesson in figures is given for the benefit of those who have not yet mastered Numeric Thinking.

Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
• We believe Mr. Bolton will add numeric strength to both the chapel and schools.

• Although some of the diacritics are not found in ISO-8859-1, they can be rendered as html numeric entities.

In Court and Kampong | Hugh Clifford
• Thanks to it, a single algebraic calculation saves us the pains of ceaselessly beginning over again new numeric calculations.

• They have been swapped over so they are now in the correct numeric order in this e-text.

## British Dictionary definitions for numerical

numerical

### numeric

/ (njuːˈmɛrɪkəl) /

1. of, relating to, or denoting a number or numbers

2. measured or expressed in numbers: numerical value

1. maths

• containing or using constants, coefficients, terms, or elements represented by numbers: 3x² + 4y = 2 is a numerical equation Compare literal (def. 6)

• another word for absolute (def. 11a)