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[verb noo-muh-reyt, nyoo-; adjective noo-mer-it, nyoo-] /verb ˈnu məˌreɪt, ˈnyu-; adjective ˈnu mər ɪt, ˈnyu-/

verb (used with object), numerated, numerating.
to represent numbers by symbols.
(def 2).
able to use or understand techniques of mathematics.
the ability to use numbers, esp in arithmetical operations
adjective (ˈnjuːmərɪt)
able to use numbers, esp in arithmetical operations Compare literate
verb (transitive) (ˈnjuːməˌreɪt)
to read (a numerical expression)
a less common word for enumerate

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

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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