- 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).
Origin of numerical
Related Words for numericalanalytical, scientific, numerical, demographic, ensuing, successive, numeral, measurable, algebraic, algorithmic, arithmetical, computative, geometrical, math, arithmetic, binary, exponent, fraction, fractional, integral
Examples from the Web for numerical
Contemporary Examples of numerical
A numerical data set helps physicians and other doctors know when to order scans of any kind.Are Routine Scans Causing Cancer?
September 17, 2014
He has no illusions about the status of his numerical designation.Literary Bond Superior to Movie Version
November 11, 2012
It has been decided that the accusers will not be able to hide behind their numerical designations during the trial.The Sandusky Sexual Abuse Case’s Biggest Mysteries
June 5, 2012
Its manifestations will be categorized by two numerical scales of severity that aim to locate each individual on the continuum.
Some aspects of the proposed criteria can be unclear in adults, who might be “undiagnosed” under the numerical cutoffs.
Historical Examples of numerical
Provisions were abundant and the numerical strength was sufficient.
I learned the numerical strength of the British army, for one thing.The Dare Boys of 1776
Stephen Angus Cox
As his men had fled too rapidly to be overtaken, the numerical loss was not great.No Surrender!
G. A. Henty
The numerical system is the best corrective of this and similar errors.Medical Essays
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The speaker then enumerated the numerical strength of his commandos.The Peace Negotiations
J. D. Kestell