Meaning of NUMERAL in English

NUMERAL

I. ˈnüm-rəl, ˈnü-mə-; ˈnyüm-, ˈnyü-mə- adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin numeralis, from Latin numerus

Date: 14th century

1. : of, relating to, or expressing numbers

2. : consisting of numbers or numerals

• nu·mer·al·ly adverb

II. noun

Date: 1686

1. : a conventional symbol that represents a number

2. plural : numbers that designate by year a school or college class and that are awarded for distinction in an extracurricular activity

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