numerical analysis


noun

the branch of mathematics dealing with methods for obtaining approximate numerical solutions of mathematical problems.

Nearby words

  1. numerary,
  2. numerate,
  3. numeration,
  4. numerator,
  5. numerical,
  6. numerical aperture,
  7. numerical control,
  8. numerical identity,
  9. numerical taxonomy,
  10. numerical weather prediction

Origin of numerical analysis

First recorded in 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for numerical analysis

numerical analysis

noun

a branch of mathematics concerned with methods, usually iterative, for obtaining solutions to problems by means of a computer
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