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adjective nu·mer·al \ˈnüm-rəl, ˈnü-mə-; ˈnyüm-, ˈnyü-mə-\

Definition of NUMERAL

1
:  of, relating to, or expressing numbers
2
:  consisting of numbers or numerals
nu·mer·al·ly adverb

Origin of NUMERAL

Middle English, from Late Latin numeralis, from Latin numerus
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with NUMERAL

2numeral

noun

: a symbol (such as 1, 2, or 3) that represents a number

Full Definition of NUMERAL

1
:  a conventional symbol that represents a number
2
plural :  numbers that designate by year a school or college class and that are awarded for distinction in an extracurricular activity

Examples of NUMERAL

  1. <write the answer in Roman numerals>

First Known Use of NUMERAL

1686

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