# 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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## Examples from the Web for numeric

### Historical Examples

#### 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

# numerical

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