numeral system

numeral system

noun
any notation for the representation of numerals or numbers.
Also called number system.
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numeral system

any of various sets of symbols and the rules for using them to represent numbers, which are used to express how many objects are in a given set. Thus the idea of "oneness" can be represented by the Roman numeral I, by the Greek letter alpha alpha (the first letter) used as a numeral, by the Hebrew letter aleph (the first letter) used as a numeral, or by the modern numeral 1, which is Hindu-Arabic in origin

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