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numeral

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

numerally

adverb

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Origin and Etymology of numeral

Middle English, from Late Latin numeralis, from Latin numerus


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numeral

noun

Definition of numeral

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

Examples of numeral in a Sentence

  1. write the answer in Roman numerals

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First Known Use of numeral

1686

numeral Synonyms


NUMERAL Defined for English Language Learners

numeral

noun

Definition of numeral for English Language Learners

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


NUMERAL Defined for Kids

numeral

noun nu·mer·al \ ˈnü-mə-rəl , ˈnyü- \

Definition of numeral for Students

: a symbol or group of symbols representing a number


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