Meaning of NUMERICAL in English


— numerically , adv. — numericalness , n.

/nooh mer"i keuhl, nyooh-/ , adj.

1. of or pertaining to numbers; of the nature of a number.

2. indicating a number: numerical symbols.

3. bearing or designated by a number.

4. expressed by numbers instead of letters: numerical cryptography; numerical equations.

5. of or pertaining to one's skill at working with numbers, solving mathematical problems, etc.: tests for rating numerical aptitude.

6. Math. absolute (def. 12).

Also, numeric .

[ 1615-25; numer ( us ) NUMBER + -ICAL ]

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