# numerical

[ noo-mer-i-kuhl, nyoo- ]

/ nuˈmɛr ɪ kəl, nyu- /

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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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Also nu·mer·ic [noo-mer-ik, nyoo-] /nuˈmɛr ɪk, nyu-/ .

## OTHER WORDS FROM numerical

nu·mer·i·cal·ly, adverbnu·mer·i·cal·ness, nounun·nu·mer·i·cal, adjectiveDictionary.com Unabridged
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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

- 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)

## Derived forms of numerical

numerically, adverbCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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