numeral

[noo-mer-uhl, nyoo-; noom-ruhl, nyoom-]
noun
1.
a word, letter, symbol, or figure, etc., expressing a number; number: the Roman numerals.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or consisting of numbers or numerals.
3.
expressing or noting a number or numbers.

Origin:
1520–30; < Late Latin numerālis of, belonging to number, equivalent to Latin numer(us) number + -ālis -al1

nonnumeral, noun, adjective
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numeral (ˈnjuːmərəl)
 
n
1.  a symbol or group of symbols used to express a number: for example, 6 (Arabic), VI (Roman), 110 (binary)
 
adj
2.  of, consisting of, or denoting a number
 
[C16: from Late Latin numerālis belonging to number, from Latin numerus number]

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numeral
1530, from M.Fr. numéral (1474), from L.L. numeralis "of or belonging to a number," from L. numerus "number" (see number).
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numeral   (n'mər-əl)  Pronunciation Key 
A symbol or mark used to represent a number.
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numeral definition


A word or symbol used to represent a number.

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Example sentences for numerals
Note that these are not numerals but nouns, and behave as such.
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