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numeral system

any notation for the representation of numerals or numbers.
Also called number system. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Europe yields one other example of vigesimal counting, in the number system of the Basques.

    The Number Concept Levi Leonard Conant
  • Any number system which passes the limit 10 is reasonably sure to have either a quinary, a decimal, or a vigesimal structure.

    The Number Concept Levi Leonard Conant
  • So did the lever, and probably alphabetic writing, and the number system.

  • The quaternary element thus introduced has modified the entire structure of the Hawaiian number system.

    The Number Concept Levi Leonard Conant

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