[ verb noo-muh-reyt, nyoo-; adjective noo-mer-it, nyoo- ]
/ verb ˈnu məˌreɪt, ˈnyu-; adjective ˈnu mər ɪt, ˈnyu- /
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verb (used with object), nu·mer·at·ed, nu·mer·at·ing.
to represent numbers by symbols.
able to use or understand numerical techniques of mathematics.
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Origin of numerate
OTHER WORDS FROM numeratenu·mer·a·cy, nounre·nu·mer·ate, verb (used with object), re·nu·mer·at·ed, re·nu·mer·at·ing.un·nu·mer·at·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH numerateremunerate, renumerate
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British Dictionary definitions for numerate
able to use numbers, esp in arithmetical operationsCompare literate
verb (ˈnjuːməˌreɪt) (tr)
to read (a numerical expression)
a less common word for enumerate
Word Origin for numerate
C18 (vb): from Latin numerus number + -ate 1, by analogy with literate
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