numerical

or nu·mer·ic

[ noo-mer-i-kuh l or noo-mer-ik; nyoo- ]
/ nuˈmɛr ɪ kəl or nuˈmɛr ɪk; nyu- /

adjective

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

1615–25; < Latin numer(us) number + -ical

OTHER WORDS FROM numerical

nu·mer·i·cal·ly, adverbnu·mer·i·cal·ness, nounun·nu·mer·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for numerical

numerical

numeric

/ (njuːˈmɛrɪkəl) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of numerical

numerically, adverb
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