Definition of numeracy
: the capacity for quantitative thought and expression
numerateplay \ˈnüm-rət, ˈnü-mə-; ˈnyüm-, ˈnyü-mə-\ adjective
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And Bruckner really hates economists, financiers and anybody who has the basic numeracy to be able to deal with money professionally.
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Origin and Etymology of numeracy
Latin numerus number + English -acy (as in literacy)
First Known Use: 1959See Words from the same year
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