numerical


numerical

adjective

  1. of or relating to numbers; of the nature of a number.
  2. indicating a number: numerical symbols.
  3. bearing or designated by a number.
  4. expressed by numbers instead of letters: numerical cryptography; numerical equations.
  5. of or relating to one’s skill at working with numbers, solving mathematical problems, etc.: tests for rating numerical aptitude.
  6. Mathematics. absolute(def 12).

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or denoting a number or numbers
  2. measured or expressed in numbersnumerical value
  3. maths
    1. containing or using constants, coefficients, terms, or elements represented by numbers3x² + 4y = 2 is a numerical equation Compare literal (def. 6)
    2. another word for absolute (def. 11a)
adj.

1620s, from Latin numerus “a number” (see number (n.)) + suffix -ical. Perhaps by influence of French numérique “of a number or numbers.” Related: Numerically.

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