numerical

adjective nu·mer·i·cal \ nu̇-ˈmer-i-kəl , nyu̇- \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of numerical

1 :of or relating to numbers
  • the numerical superiority of the enemy
2 :expressed in or involving numbers or a number system
  • numerical standing in a class
  • a numerical code

numerically

play \nu̇-ˈmer-i-k(ə-)lē, nyu̇-\ adverb

Examples of numerical in a Sentence

  1. The files are organized according to a numerical system.

  2. The files are in numerical order.

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Origin and Etymology of numerical

Latin numerus


NUMERICAL Defined for English Language Learners

numerical

adjective

Definition of numerical for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to numbers or a system of numbers


NUMERICAL Defined for Kids

numerical

adjective nu·mer·i·cal \ nu̇-ˈmer-i-kəl , nyu̇- \

Definition of numerical for Students

:of or relating to numbers :stated in numbers
  • numerical order

numerically

adverb


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