Definitions for numeralˈnu mər əl, ˈnyu-; ˈnum rəl, ˈnyum-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nu•mer•alˈnu mər əl, ˈnyu-; ˈnum rəl, ˈnyum-(n.)

  1. a word, letter, symbol, or figure representing a number:

    the Roman numerals.

    Category: Math

  2. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or consisting of numbers or numerals.

    Category: Math

  3. expressing or noting a number or numbers.

    Category: Math

Origin of numeral:

1520–30; < LL numerālis (adj.) = L numer(us)number+-ālis -al1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. numeral, number(adj)

    a symbol used to represent a number

    "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school"

  2. numeral, numerical, numeric(adj)

    of or relating to or denoting numbers

    "a numeral adjective"

Wiktionary

  1. numeral(Noun)

    A symbol that is not a word and represents a number, such as the Arabic numerals 1, 2, 3 and the Roman numerals I, V, X, L.

  2. numeral(Noun)

    A word or symbol representing a number.

    The word u201Cfifteenu201D, the Arabic numeral u201C15u201D, and the Roman numeral u201CXVu201D are all numerals representing the number fifteen.

  3. Origin: From numéral, from numeralis, from numerus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Numeral(noun)

    of or pertaining to number; consisting of number or numerals

  2. Numeral(noun)

    expressing number; representing number; as, numeral letters or characters, as X or 10 for ten

  3. Numeral(noun)

    a figure or character used to express a number; as, the Arabic numerals, 1, 2, 3, etc.; the Roman numerals, I, V, X, L, etc

  4. Numeral(noun)

    a word expressing a number

Freebase

  1. Numeral

    In linguistics, a numeral is a member of a word class designating numbers, such as the English word 'two' and the compound 'seventy-seven'.


Translations for numeral

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

numeral(noun)

a figure used to express a number

1, 10, 50 are Arabic numerals; I, X, L are Roman numerals.

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