numerate


numerate

verb (used with object), nu·mer·at·ed, nu·mer·at·ing.

  1. to represent numbers by symbols.
  2. enumerate(def 2).

adjective

  1. able to use or understand numerical techniques of mathematics.

noun

  1. the ability to use numbers, esp in arithmetical operations

adjective (ˈnjuːmərɪt)

  1. able to use numbers, esp in arithmetical operationsCompare literate

verb (ˈnjuːməˌreɪt) (tr)

  1. to read (a numerical expression)
  2. a less common word for enumerate
n.

1957, from numerate (adj.), from Latin numeratus “counted out,” from numerus “a number” (see number (n.)) on model of literacy, etc.

v.

1721, “to count,” from Latin numeratus “counted out,” past participle of numerare “to count, to number,” from numerus “a number” (see number). Related: Numerated; numerating.

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