# numerical

### or nu·mer·ic

[noo-mer-i-kuh l or noo-mer-ik; nyoo-]

- 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

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But we were numerically the stronger when it came to true leadership.

Numerically, you are about five hundred to one; physically, you look their equals.

The Daltons, Volume II (of II)Charles James Lever

The radial velocity is, numerically, greater than could have been supposed.

Lectures on Stellar StatisticsCarl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier

Unfortunately, the Americans who compose this "set" are numerically weak.

As A Chinaman Saw UsAnonymous

Why was the Russian fleet, numerically superior to that of Japan, divided?

The Story of RussiaR. Van Bergen, M.A.

## numerical

### numeric

- 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)

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