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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.
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  • Its people are superbly literate and numerate, but certain cultural traits are holding businesses back.
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  • Candidates should be numerate and enjoy policy development.
British Dictionary definitions for numerate

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
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Word Origin and History for 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.

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