[noo-mer-i-kuh l, nyoo-] /nuˈmɛr ɪ kəl, nyu-/
of or relating to ; of the nature of a number.
indicating a number:
bearing or designated by a number.
expressed by numbers instead of letters:
numerical cryptography; numerical equations.
of or relating to one’s skill at working with numbers, solving mathematical problems, etc.:
tests for rating numerical aptitude.
Mathematics. (def 12).
of, relating to, or denoting a number or numbers
measured or expressed in numbers: numerical value
1620s, from Latin numerus “a number” (see number (n.)) + suffix -ical. Perhaps by influence of French numérique “of a number or numbers.” Related: Numerically.
noun 1. classification of organisms by a comparison of large numbers of observable characteristics that are given equal value instead of being weighted according to possible evolutionary significance. numerical taxonomy (n-měr’ĭ-kəl) A method of taxonomy in which classification is made on the basis of a multivariate analysis of observable differences and similarities between taxonomic groups. […]
noun 1. a method of predicting weather through the use of high-speed computers, specifically by the time integration of the fundamental equations of hydrodynamics in a mathematically modeled atmosphere.
noun, Computers. 1. (def 1). noun a section of a computer keyboard with numbered keys like a calculator; also called numeric pad
The name given by France Telecom, the french telephone network operator, to its ISDN network. (1995-01-31)