noun \ˈn(y)üm-rə-sē, ˈn(y)ü-mə-\

Definition of NUMERACY

:  the capacity for quantitative thought and expression
nu·mer·ate \ˈnüm-rət, ˈnü-mə-; ˈnyüm-, ˈnyü-mə-\ adjective

Origin of NUMERACY

Latin numerus number + English -acy (as in literacy)
First Known Use: 1959


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