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 program converts the words for supermarket inventory items into numerical data so neural networks can process them.
Over time, as a neural network is trained on additional text, it groups words according to numerical scores measuring how frequently the words appear near each other.
The report doesn’t give a reason for why hospitals chose not to participate in the survey, but it points out those that did not participate did not receive a numerical score assessing their LGBTQ policies.HRC examines hospital policies, impact of COVID on LGBTQ people | Lou Chibbaro Jr. | September 16, 2020 | Washington Blade
As an editor, I’ve long had mixed feelings about the journalistic tradition of marking particular chronological or numerical milestones.America Is About to Lose Its 200,000th Life to Coronavirus. How Many More Have to Die? | by Stephen Engelberg | September 14, 2020 | ProPublica
For each of the questions below, provide a numerical range with the bottom end below your best guess and the high end above your best guess.A tool to practice overcoming “the mother of all biases”: overconfidence | Walter Frick | September 6, 2020 | Quartz
A numerical data set helps physicians and other doctors know when to order scans of any kind.
Shares of the youth-oriented social-media company push past an important numerical barrier.
He has no illusions about the status of his numerical designation.
While there are several numerical pathways to electoral victory for either man, the math is harder for Romney without Ohio.
In other words, the bulk of the serious numerical evidence is that Virginia isn't even a swing state.
As “t” stands for 1, and o and y are vowels, and have no figure value, the numerical value of Toy must be 1.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Good clothes, quiet demeanour, and numerical smallness are the striking characteristics.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
It was itself an appeal to the discontent of the numerical majority, not invested with a share in the government.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
It was the only one of Napoleon's great engagements in which he admitted his numerical superiority to his enemy.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
Guichen was joined by a Spanish fleet which gave him a great numerical superiority.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
British Dictionary definitions for numerical
- numerically, adverb
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