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numerical

[noo-mer-i-kuhl, nyoo-]
adjective
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

numerically, adverb
numericalness, noun
unnumerical, adjective
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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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