numerate

adjective
nu·mer·ate | \ˈnüm-rət, ˈnü-mə-;ˈnyüm-, ˈnyü-mə-\

Definition of numerate 

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: having the ability to understand and work with numbers The collectors themselves were recruited locally and often barely numerate. They could be sent to prison if they failed to collect the prescribed amount.— Graham Robb … more than five million Americans have some form of classroom business training. They make up an affluent cohort that is numerate as well as literate and looks to books on business for fun, profit, and instruction.— Christopher Knowlton

numerate

verb
nu·mer·ate | \ˈnü-mə-ˌrāt, ˈnyü-\
numerated; numerating

Definition of numerate (Entry 2 of 2)

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Examples of numerate in a Sentence

Verb

numerate the dish's ingredients for me I don't have the time to numerate all the reasons, so I'll offer just a few.

First Known Use of numerate

Adjective

1959, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1657, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for numerate

Verb

Latin numeratus, past participle of numerare to count, from numerus

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The first known use of numerate was in 1657

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