# numeric

## numerical

[noo-mer-i-kuhl, nyoo-]
1.
of or pertaining to numbers; of the nature of a number.
2.
indicating a number: numerical symbols.
3.
bearing or designated by a number.
4.
expressed by numbers instead of letters: numerical cryptography; numerical equations.
5.
of or pertaining to one's skill at working with numbers, solving mathematical problems, etc.: tests for rating numerical aptitude.
6.
Mathematics, absolute ( def 12 ).
Also, numeric.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin numer(us) number + -ical

numericalness, noun
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 numerical or numeric (njuːˈmɛrɪkəl) —adj 1. of, relating to, or denoting a number or numbers 2. measured or expressed in numbers: numerical value 3. maths a.  Compare literal containing or using constants, coefficients, terms, or elements represented by numbers: 3x² + 4y = 2 is a numerical equation b.  another word for absolute numeric or numeric —adj nu'merically or numeric —adv

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numerical
1620s, from L. numerus "number" + suffix -ical. Perhaps by influence of Fr. numérique "of a number or numbers."
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Usually this means presenting perceptual information rather than symbolic or
numeric.
So even though her numeric scores didn't change, she was demoted to bronze.
The numeric keypad is not a satisfactory input device for educational uses.
Lots of handy numeric tools, and easy multidimensional array manipulation.
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