numeric

adjective
nu·​mer·​ic | \ nu̇-ˈmer-ik How to pronounce numeric (audio) , nyu̇- \

Definition of numeric

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: numerical especially : denoting a number or a system of numbers a numeric code a numeric sign

numeric

noun

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Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of numeric in a Sentence

Noun in addition to the standard alphabetical letters and numerics, the keyboard features rows of special characters
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective As the pumps sucked air out of the chamber, a numeric display recording barometric pressure began ticking downward. Mark Synnott, Wired, "Here’s What It Takes to Fly a Drone on Mount Everest," 13 Apr. 2021 Paula Maccabee, counsel for the nonprofit WaterLegacy, said both of the new numeric limits are far too high. Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune, "Judge approves MPCA changes to water quality standards," 9 Apr. 2021 For example, in predictive analytics, if the response data type is numeric in nature, linear regression is the preferred technique. Prashanth Southekal, Forbes, "Can Data Be A Liability For The Business?," 6 Apr. 2021 Your credit score is a numeric representation of your overall credit health, yet your credit report is the place where all the information about your credit accounts, your payments and your overall credit usage is listed. Holly Johnson, CNN Underscored, "Myths about credit: Does checking your credit hurt your credit score?," 19 Mar. 2021 The numeric scores fluctuated slightly and remained at the higher end since researchers revised the grading scale for the 2015-16 report to account for changing national demographics. Aaron Beard, orlandosentinel.com, "Study: college sports still trail pros in diversity hiring," 25 Feb. 2021 The nationwide strike was dubbed Five-Twos, for the five number twos in the numeric form of Monday’s date. Fox News, "Protests swell after Burma junta raises specter of force," 22 Feb. 2021 Typically, this requires the operating system to assign numeric values to every element on screen. Stan Horaczek, Popular Science, "The best gadgets of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020 Gone are the usual numeric rankings, and a list of people and organizations working for equity in the food space are highlighted for the first time. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Essential California: The new L.A. D.A.'s big first day," 8 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For water used for industrial purposes, the changes remove specific numeric standards for pH, chloride and hardness and replace them with a narrative description. Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune, "Judge approves MPCA changes to water quality standards," 9 Apr. 2021 There’s a proper numeric keypad for spreadsheet users and an extended cursor cluster. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, "Logitech’s Ergonomic Keyboard Could Stop Companies Being Sued For RSI Injuries," 2 Mar. 2021 The sheets filled with numeric and Greek scratchings had quickly overwhelmed his modest desk and were now forming a patchwork wallpaper that spread from that corner and began to wrap around the 8x12 room. Popular Mechanics, "This Inmate Used Solitary Confinement to Learn Math. Now He's Solving the World's Hardest Equations," 21 Feb. 2021 The names of the Cadillac electric vehicles will be words not alpha-numeric, Reuss said. cleveland, "Here are GM’s plans to make the GMC Hummer pickup a top seller," 15 Feb. 2020 The names of the Cadillac electric vehicles will be words not alpha-numeric, Reuss said. cleveland, "Here are GM’s plans to make the GMC Hummer pickup a top seller," 15 Feb. 2020 The names of the Cadillac electric vehicles will be words not alpha-numeric, Reuss said. cleveland, "Here are GM’s plans to make the GMC Hummer pickup a top seller," 15 Feb. 2020 Bexar County ranked sixth nationally among U.S. counties recording the largest raw numeric growth since 2010. Peggy O’hare, ExpressNews.com, "Bexar County’s population tops 2 million for first time," 25 Mar. 2020 The names of the Cadillac electric vehicles will be words not alpha-numeric, Reuss said. cleveland, "Here are GM’s plans to make the GMC Hummer pickup a top seller," 15 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of numeric

Adjective

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of numeric was circa 1828

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22 Apr 2021

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“Numeric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/numeric. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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numeric

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of numeric

: of or relating to numbers

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