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numerical

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adjective nu·mer·i·cal \nu̇-ˈmer-i-kəl, nyu̇-\

Simple Definition of numerical

  • : of or relating to numbers or a system of numbers

Full Definition of numerical

  1. 1 :  of or relating to numbers <the numerical superiority of the enemy>

  2. 2 :  expressed in or involving numbers or a number system <numerical standing in a class> <a numerical code>

nu·mer·i·cal·ly play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of numerical

  1. The files are organized according to a numerical system.

  2. The files are in numerical order.



Origin of numerical

Latin numerus


First Known Use: 1628

Rhymes with numerical


NUMERICAL Defined for Kids

numerical

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adjective nu·mer·i·cal \nu̇-ˈmer-i-kəl, nyu̇-\

Definition of numerical

  1. :  of or relating to numbers :  stated in numbers <numerical order>

nu·mer·i·cal·ly adverb




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