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).
- Also nu·mer·ic [noo-mer-ik, nyoo-] /nuˈmɛr ɪk, nyu-/ .
- nu·mer·i·cal·ly, adverb
- nu·mer·i·cal·ness, noun
- un·nu·mer·i·cal, adjective
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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.Romney and the Problem of Intelligence-Insulting Comments | Michael Tomasky | June 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
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.Handbook of Embroidery | L. Higgin
British Dictionary definitions for numerical
- numerically, adverb
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