follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

numerate

[v. noo-muh-reyt, nyoo-; adj. noo-mer-it, nyoo-] /v. ˈnu məˌreɪt, ˈnyu-; adj. ˈnu mər ɪt, ˈnyu-/
verb (used with object), numerated, numerating.
1.
to represent numbers by symbols.
2.
enumerate (def 2).
adjective
3.
able to use or understand numerical techniques of mathematics.
Origin
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English: counted, numbered < Latin numerātus (past participle of numerāre to number), equivalent to numer- number + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
numeracy, noun
renumerate, verb (used with object), renumerated, renumerating.
unnumerated, adjective
Can be confused
remunerate, renumerate.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for numeracy
  • The relevant skills were simple numeracy and literacy, taught in primary school.
  • Language literacy is truly as important as numeracy.
British Dictionary definitions for numeracy

numeracy

/ˈnjuːmərəsɪ/
noun
1.
the ability to use numbers, esp in arithmetical operations

numerate

adjective (ˈnjuːmərɪt)
1.
able to use numbers, esp in arithmetical operations Compare literate
verb (transitive) (ˈnjuːməˌreɪt)
2.
to read (a numerical expression)
3.
a less common word for enumerate
Word Origin
C18 (vb): from Latin numerus number + -ate1, by analogy with literate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for numeracy
n.

1957, from numerate (adj.), from Latin numeratus "counted out," from numerus "a number" (see number (n.)) on model of literacy, etc.

numerate

v.

1721, "to count," from Latin numeratus "counted out," past participle of numerare "to count, to number," from numerus "a number" (see number). Related: Numerated; numerating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for numeracy

15
0
Scrabble Words With Friends