Roman numerals

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Roman numerals

pl n
(Mathematics) the letters used by the Romans for the representation of cardinal numbers, still used occasionally today. The integers are represented by the following letters: I (= 1), V (= 5), X (= 10), L (= 50), C (= 100), D (= 500), and M (= 1000). If a numeral is followed by another numeral of lower denomination, the two are added together; if it is preceded by one of lower denomination, the smaller numeral is subtracted from the greater. Thus VI = 6 (V + I), but IV = 4 (V – I). Other examples are XC (= 90), CL (= 150), XXV (= 25), XLIV (= 44). Multiples of a thousand are indicated by a superior bar: thus, V̅ = 5000, X̅ = 10 000, X̅D̅ = 490 000, etc

Ro′man nu′merals

n.pl.
the numerals in the ancient Roman system of notation, still used occasionally, as in pagination and dates on buildings. The basic symbols are I(=1), V(=5), X(=10), L(=50), C(=100), D(=500), and M(=1000). If a letter is immediately followed by one of equal or lesser value, the two values are added; if followed by one of greater value, the first is subtracted from the second; thus, XX equals 20 and IV equals 4. The year 1914 would appear as MCMXIV.
Translations
الأرْقام الرّومانيَّه
římské číslovky
romertal
római számok
rómverskar tölur
rímske číslice
Romen rakamları

Roman numerals

nnumeri mpl romani

Roman

1. connected with Rome, especially ancient Rome. Roman coins.
2. (no capital) (of printing) in ordinary upright letters like these.
noun
a person belonging to Rome, especially to ancient Rome.
Roman alphabet
the alphabet in which Western European languages such as English are written.
Roman Catholic (also Catholic)
(a member) of the Christian church which recognizes the Pope as its head.
Roman Catholicism (also Catholicism)
the beliefs, government etc of the Roman Catholic Church.
Roman numerals
I,II,III etc, as opposed to the Arabic numerals 1,2,3 etc.
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