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 (no͞o-mĕr′ĭ-kəl, nyo͞o-) also nu·mer·ic (-mĕr′ĭk)
1. Of or relating to a number or series of numbers: numerical order.
2. Designating number or a number: a numerical symbol.
3. Expressed in or counted by numbers: numerical strength.

[From Latin numerus, number; see number.]

nu·mer′i·cal·ly adv.
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(njuːˈmɛrɪkəl) or


1. of, relating to, or denoting a number or numbers
2. measured or expressed in numbers: numerical value.
3. (Mathematics) maths
a. containing or using constants, coefficients, terms, or elements represented by numbers: 3x2 + 4y = 2 is a numerical equation. Compare literal6
b. another word for absolute11a
nuˈmerically adv
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(nuˈmɛr ɪ kəl, nyu-)

also nu•mer′ic,

1. of or pertaining to numbers; of the nature of a number.
2. indicating a number, as a symbol.
3. bearing or designated by a number.
4. expressed in numbers: numerical equations.
5. noting or pertaining to skill at working with numbers.
[1615–25; < Latin numer(us) number + -ical]
nu•mer′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.numerical - measured or expressed in numbers; "numerical value"; "the numerical superiority of the enemy"
quantitative - expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible of measurement; "export wheat without quantitative limitations"; "quantitative analysis determines the amounts and proportions of the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture"
2.numerical - of or relating to or denoting numbers; "a numeral adjective"
3.numerical - relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbersnumerical - relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers; "tests for rating numerical aptitude"; "a mathematical whiz"
verbal - relating to or having facility in the use of words; "a good poet is a verbal artist"; "a merely verbal writer who sacrifices content to sound"; "verbal aptitude"
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عَدَدي، خاص بالأعْداد
tölu-, talna-


[njuːˈmerɪkəl] ADJnumérico
in numerical orderpor orden numérico
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[njuːˈmɛrɪkəl] adj
[value] → numérique; [superiority] → numérique
to have a numerical advantage → avoir l'avantage du nombre
in numerical order → par ordre numérique
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


adj equation, order, datanumerisch; superiorityzahlenmäßig; numerical symbolsZahlensymbole pl; numerical valueZahlenwert m
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[njuːˈmɛrɪkl] adjnumerico/a
in numerical order → in ordine numerico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(ˈnjuːmərəl) noun
a figure used to express a number. 1, 10, 50 are Arabic numerals; I, X, L are Roman numerals.
nuˈmerical (-ˈme-) adjective
of, using or consisting of numbers. a numerical code.
nuˈmerically adverb
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Numerical weakness comes from having to prepare against possible attacks; numerical strength, from compelling our adversary to make these preparations against us.
The French alphabet, written out with the same numerical values as the Hebrew, in which the first nine letters denote units and the others tens, will have the following significance:
For he had to learn, first, the spoken numerals; second, to see with his eyes and in his brain differentiate between one object, and all other groups of objects up to and including the group of five; and, third, in his mind, to relate an object, or any group of objects, with its numerical name as uttered by Steward.
All this is admitted, it will perhaps be said; but does it follow, from an admission of numbers for the measure of representation, or of slaves combined with free citizens as a ratio of taxation, that slaves ought to be included in the numerical rule of representation?
For happiness is not like that numerical equality which arises from certain numbers when added together, although neither of them may separately contain it; for happiness cannot be thus added together, but must exist in every individual, as some properties belong to every integral; and if the military are not happy, who else are so?
So far, little but the ability to read their calendars and numerical system is possessed by us, though we are gradually making headway.
When he received this intelligence, Mehevi, by the aid of his fingers, went through a long numerical calculation, as if estimating the number of Frenchmen the squadron might contain.
There is a genius of a nation, which is not to be found in the numerical citizens, but which characterizes the society.
We may conclude, from what we have seen of the intimate and complex manner in which the inhabitants of each country are bound together, that any change in the numerical proportions of some of the inhabitants, independently of the change of climate itself, would most seriously affect many of the others.
Is it any better if the student, to avoid this offence, and to liberalize himself, aims to make a mechanical whole of history, or science, or philosophy, by a numerical addition of all the facts that fall within his vision?
Nevertheless, as if they had been aware of the numerical weakness of the friends, the Rochellais continued to advance in quick time.
At first he smiled, but when we reached the numerical computations and correspondences, he trembled, and turned pale.

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