Arabic numerals

one of the characters 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, in general European use since the 12th century.
Historical Examples

Books should be disfigured as little as possible by arabic numerals in the text.
The Magazine Style-Code Leigh H. Irvine

Roman numerals indicate tribelets, arabic numerals village sites.
California Athabascan Groups Martin A. Baumhoff

If you will examine the book, you will see that most of the lessons are numbered with arabic numerals.
Lippincott’s Horn-Ashbaugh Speller Ernest Horn

Roman numerals indicate tribelets according to Goddard ; arabic numerals mark village sites.
California Athabascan Groups Martin A. Baumhoff

Roman numerals should be used for the plates and arabic numerals for the figures.
The Preparation of Illustrations for Reports of the United States Geological Survey John L. Ridgway

one of the symbols 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 (opposed to Roman numerals)
Arabic numeral
One of the numerical symbols 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 0. They are called Arabic numerals because they were introduced into western Europe from sources of Arabic scholarship.


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