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

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“Numeration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/numeration. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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