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Definitions for numerical
nuˈmɛr ɪ kəl, nyu-nu·mer·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. numeric, numericaladjective

    measured or expressed in numbers

    "numerical value"; "the numerical superiority of the enemy"

  2. numeral, numerical, numericadjective

    of or relating to or denoting numbers

    "a numeral adjective"

  3. numerical, mathematicaladjective

    relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers

    "tests for rating numerical aptitude"; "a mathematical whiz"


  1. numericaladjective

    of or pertaining to numbers

  2. Etymology: From numeric + al

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Numericaladjective

    Etymology: from numerus, Latin.

    The numerical characters are helps to the memory, to record and retain the several ideas about which the demonstration is made. John Locke.

    Contemplate upon his astonishing works, particularly in the resurrection and reparation of the same numerical body, by a re-union of all the scattered parts. South.


  1. numerical

    Numerical refers to anything related to or involving numbers. It can refer to the use, manipulation, representation, or analysis of numbers in various contexts such as mathematics, statistics, computing, or scientific research.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Numericalnoun

    belonging to number; denoting number; consisting in numbers; expressed by numbers, and not letters; as, numerical characters; a numerical equation; a numerical statement

  2. Numericalnoun

    the same in number; hence, identically the same; identical; as, the same numerical body

Editors Contribution

  1. numerical

    Of or pertaining to numbers.

    Time is numerical.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020  

Anagrams for numerical »

  1. ceruminal

  2. melanuric

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of numerical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of numerical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of numerical in a Sentence

  1. Howard H. Aiken:

    If it should turn out that the basic logics of a machine designed for the numerical solution of differential equations coincide with the logics of a machine intended to make bills for a department store, I would regard this as the most amazing coincidence I have ever encountered.

  2. Brian Fitzpatrick:

    Rather than have a numerical dollar amount – which doesn’t make any sense, we just end up raising it every other year – is convert it to something like a debt-to-GDP ratio, a number that could be agreed to, have a cure period thereafter. And if that cure does not occur, certain guardrails go up on discretionary spending.

  3. Thomas Zimmer:

    Conservatives are acutely aware that they don't have numerical majorities for this project of basically turning the clock back to 1950s-style White Christian patriarchal dominance, this is important, I think, because of the specific political strategies that the Republican Party is committed to.

  4. Atsutoshi Nishida:

    Since 2000 we didn't clear our annual forecasts even once. We've lost the trust of the market, i want to start by getting people to trust Toshiba as a company that's solid in terms of hitting numerical targets.

  5. Erik Bitmanis of Iversoft Solutions:

    Give the data and numbers a meaning outside of their numerical value, this is done by first knowing what your goals are and the KPIs that will have an impact on those goals.

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