Numerical equation

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(Alg.) an equation which has all the quantities except the unknown expressed in numbers; - distinguished from literal equation.

See also: Numeric

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For that matter, let's count camcorders and a similar numerical equation applies.
However, adding the numerical equation, we get 251; and adding the letter values of TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY ONE we get--251
AINSURANCE companies have a complicated numerical equation they use to determine whether a car is worth repairing.
In and out of this dazzling re-construction of Oppenheimer's world, re-imagined superbly well by its author, Tom Morton-Smith, a world with its bitching colleagues and its sexual free-wheeling and amorality, you get a distinct feeling that all the participating scientists are far less concerned with the death of an individual Japanese citizen than they are with the numerical equations sketched out on the blackboard.
Polls are constantly being conducted and results reduced to numerical equations.
Using complicated numerical equations, the commentator Rashi computed verses from the book of Daniel and the years of Israel's slavery, recorded in Exodus, to predict the Messiah's arrival.

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