Hin·​du-Ar·​a·​bic ˈhin-(ˌ)dü-ˈer-ə-bik How to pronounce Hindu-Arabic (audio)
: relating to, being, or composed of Arabic numerals
Hindu-Arabic numeration system

Examples of Hindu-Arabic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today’s numerical world is dominated by the Hindu-Arabic decimal system. Amory Tillinghast-Raby, Scientific American, 10 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hindu-Arabic was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Hindu-Arabic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hindu-Arabic. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


: relating to, being, or composed of Arabic numerals
the Hindu-Arabic numeration system
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