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Numeric

[noo-mer-i-kuh l, nyoo-] /nuˈmɛr ɪ kəl, nyu-/

1.
of or relating to ; 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. (def 12).
/njuːˈmɛrɪkəl/
1.
of, relating to, or denoting a number or numbers
2.
measured or expressed in numbers: numerical value
3.
(maths)

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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• Numerical

[noo-mer-i-kuh l, nyoo-] /nuˈmɛr ɪ kəl, nyu-/ adjective 1. of or relating to ; 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, […]

• Numerical-analysis

noun 1. the branch of mathematics dealing with methods for obtaining approximate numerical solutions of mathematical problems. noun 1. a branch of mathematics concerned with methods, usually iterative, for obtaining solutions to problems by means of a computer

• Numerical-aperture

noun, Microscopy. 1. a measure of the resolving power of a microscope, equal to the index of refraction of the medium in which the object is placed multiplied by the sine of the angle made with the axis by the most oblique ray entering the instrument, the resolving power increasing as the product increases. Abbreviation: […]

• Numerical-control

noun, Computers. 1. control of a machine tool, or other device used in a manufacturing process, by a computer, other control circuitry, or recorded digital commands. noun 1. (engineering) a form of computer control applied to machine tools, by which an operation is directed from numerical data stored on tape or punched on cards

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