numeration

noun
nu·​mer·​a·​tion | \ ˌnü-mə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce numeration (audio) , ˌnyü-\

Definition of numeration

1a : the act or process or an instance of counting or numbering also : a system of counting or numbering
b : an act or instance of designating by a number
2 : the art of reading in words numbers expressed by numerals

First Known Use of numeration

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about numeration

Share numeration

Dictionary Entries near numeration

numeracy

numeral

numerate

numeration

numerative

numerator

numeric

Statistics for numeration

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for numeration

The first known use of numeration was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Comments on numeration

What made you want to look up numeration? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to boil down or concentrate

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!