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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(2) Vortex equation can efficiently reduce the number of unknowns in solving complex numerical equation.
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. The economy is up.

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