# 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, solving mathematical problems, etc.:

tests for rating numerical aptitude.

6.

Mathematics. (def 12).

/njuːˈmɛrɪkəl/

**adjective**

1.

of, relating to, or denoting a number or numbers

2.

measured or expressed in numbers: numerical value

3.

(maths)

**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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