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  • numerical — nu‧mer‧i‧cal [njuːˈmerɪkl ǁ nuː ] also nu‧mer‧ic [ ˈmerɪk] adjective [only before a noun] expressed or considered in numbers: • computerized numerical control systems • The software will allow you to transfer numeric data from a spreadsheet to a …   Financial and business terms

  • numerical — [no͞o mer′i kəl, nyo͞omer′i kəl] adj. 1. of, or having the nature of, number 2. in or by numbers 3. denoting (a) number 4. expressed by numbers, not by letters 5. Math. designating or of value regardless of sign [the numerical value of 3 is 3]… …   English World dictionary

  • numerical — (adj.) 1620s, from L. numerus a number (see NUMBER (Cf. number) (n.)) + suffix ICAL (Cf. ical). Perhaps by influence of Fr. numérique of a number or numbers. Related: Numerically …   Etymology dictionary

  • numerical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of, relating to, or expressed as a number or numbers. DERIVATIVES numerically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Numerical — Numeric Nu*mer ic, Numerical Nu*mer ic*al, a. [Cf. F. num[ e]rique. See {Number}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Belonging to number; denoting number; consisting in numbers; expressed by numbers, and not letters; as, numerical characters; a numerical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • numerical — numerically, adv. numericalness, n. /nooh mer i keuhl, nyooh /, adj. 1. of or pertaining 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… …   Universalium

  • numerical — adjective Etymology: Latin numerus Date: 1628 1. of or relating to numbers < the numerical superiority of the enemy > 2. expressed in or involving numbers or a number system < numerical standing in a class > < a numerical code > • numerically… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • numerical — nu|mer|i|cal [nju:ˈmerıkəl US nu: ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: numerus; NUMBER1] expressed or considered in numbers ▪ a numerical code ▪ The home team tried to utilize their numerical advantage (=the fact that they had more players… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • numerical — adj. (also numeric) of or relating to a number or numbers (numerical superiority). Phrases and idioms: numerical analysis the branch of mathematics that deals with the development and use of numerical methods for solving problems. Derivatives:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • numerical — nu|mer|i|cal [ nu merıkl ] adjective expressed as numbers or consisting of numbers: numerical data The pages are not in numerical order. ╾ nu|mer|i|cal|ly [ nu merıkli ] adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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