Arabic numeral

noun

: any of the number symbols 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 see Table of Numbers

Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Arabic numeral was in 1756

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“Arabic numeral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arabic%20numeral. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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Arabic numeral

noun
: any of the number symbols 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 0

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