numeric

adjective
nu·mer·ic | \nu̇-ˈmer-ik, nyu̇-\

Definition of numeric 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: 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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Synonyms for numeric

Synonyms: Noun

digit, figure, integer, number, numeral, whole number

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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

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Recent court filings from both sides have cast light on the school’s selection process, including the numeric scale used to judge applicants ranging from their academics to their personalities. Washington Post, "Suit alleging bias pulls back curtain on Harvard admissions," 9 July 2018 Please note: your account number is numeric only, 5-8 digits long, and does not require the magazine code (such as SCA) or the leading zeros that appear on the mailing label. Scientific American, "Frequently Asked Questions," 19 June 2018 As indicated by their numeric names, the 5000 and 3000 towers are less-powerful, more-affordable versions of Acer's top-tier desktop, and both are designed to be smaller, yet almost mirror images of the Orion 9000. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Acer’s Chromebook Spin 13 tempts professionals to use Chrome OS at work," 24 May 2018 This eight-hour test is designed to assess numeric ability, tolerance for high-intensity work, capacity for solving problems, and so forth. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "The Airport Control Tower Is No Place for Racial Redress," 5 June 2018 Phoenix, Arizona, whose population currently rests just above 1.6 million, came in at a close second for numeric increase, with a surge of 24,036 newcomers. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "This Is America’s Fastest-Growing City," 4 June 2018 One of these asked them to estimate the relative intensity of a workout on a scale of 1 to 10, while another required rating the pleasantness (if any) of a workout on a similar numeric scale. Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, "Hate High-Intensity Exercise? Try It. You Might Like It.," 30 May 2018 Your account number is found here on your mailing label : Please note: your account number is numeric only, 5-8 digits long, and does not require the magazine code (such as SCA) or the leading zeros that appear on the mailing label. Scientific American, "I'm a subscriber. How do I access the digital content?," 21 May 2018 The film provides context for how society came to define intelligence by a numeric value. Cristela Guerra, BostonGlobe.com, "Documentary by NH filmmaker Dan Habib redefines what it means to be ‘intelligent’," 9 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In fact, while each shade has both a numeric and a descriptive name — for example, 18 Deep Sable — nearly half the shades have decimals, indicating subtle variations in undertones. Marci Robin, Allure, "Exclusive: Nyx Is Launching a New Full-Coverage Foundation in 45 Shades," 11 July 2018 Compared to the 2017 Spectre x360 15, the new convertible has a more spacious keyboard area, so much so that an entire numeric keypad now sits on the right side of the chassis. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "HP Spectre 15 x360 2018 review: Made better by standard 4K, great battery life," 25 May 2018 This is a numeric, unique identifier attached to every Facebook account. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "My Cow Game Extracted Your Facebook Data," 22 Mar. 2018 Q: There’s more to creating an effective relationship with an adviser than numerics. Jane Wooldridge, miamiherald, "An adviser to find an adviser? When it comes to money, you might want help," 18 June 2017

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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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numeric

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of numeric

: of or relating to numbers

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