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

Definition of numeric (Entry 2 of 2)

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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 Gap Inc is one of the first major retailers to give any numeric estimate of the outbreak's impact on business. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Gap Inc pegs coronavirus losses at $100 million and counting," 13 Mar. 2020 The Covid Tracking Project documents in stark numeric detail the government's failure to test for the disease, inhibiting efforts to contain it. Emma Court, Bloomberg.com, "White House Uses Data Collected By Journalists to Count Virus Tests," 28 Apr. 2020 Where previously sites were identified by their long numeric Internet Protocol addresses, the domain approach embraced the memorable—words. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "A .com trademark case at the US Supreme Court could change the web as we know it," 11 Mar. 2020 But the researchers used what is known as signal analysis to digitally convert the patterns into numeric values and calculate how similar the jeans in different images were to each other. Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica, "A Key FBI Photo Analysis Method Has Serious Flaws, Study Says," 25 Feb. 2020 These numeric values are sometimes used as a shorthand for an infectious agent’s infectiousness, but they are often misrepresented and misinterpreted. Ars Technica, "Here’s the latest on the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan," 28 Jan. 2020 Instead, the company should drop the Max from its name and market the plane, which has been grounded for ten months following two fatal crashes, by its numeric variant instead—the 737-8, for instance, or 737-10. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "Should Boeing rename the 737 Max?," 21 Jan. 2020 Protocols for nutritional observations during necropsies were established — providing a numeric scale upon which to assess blubber dryness, body condition and the best angles with which to photograph a beached whale. Anchorage Daily News, "As gray whale migration reaches its peak, scientists fear another unexplained die-off," 25 Jan. 2020 Instead, San Francisco stuck to its numeric system. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "‘Red means stop’: SF restaurants to switch to color-coded health inspection signs," 24 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 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

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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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4 Jun 2020

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“Numeric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/numeric. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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numeric

adjective
How to pronounce numeric (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of numeric

: of or relating to numbers

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