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Meaning of NUMERIC

Pronunciation:  noo'merik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  designated by or expressed in numbers; "numerical symbols"; "a very simple numeric code"; "numerical equations"
  2. [adj]  measured or expressed in numbers; "numerical value"; "the numerical superiority of the enemy"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or denoting numbers; "a numeral adjective"; "numerical analysis"

NUMERIC is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: denotative, denotive, numeral, numerical, numerical, quantitative



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nu*mer"ic\, Numerical \Nu*mer"ic*al\, a. [Cf. F.
    num['e]rique. See {Number}, n.]
    1. Belonging to number; denoting number; consisting in
       numbers; expressed by numbers, and not letters; as,
       numerical characters; a numerical equation; a numerical
    Note: Numerical, as opposed to {algebraical}, is used to
          denote a value irrespective of its sign; thus, -5 is
          numerically greater than -3, though algebraically less.
    2. The same in number; hence, identically the same;
       identical; as, the same numerical body. [Obs.] --South.
             Would to God that all my fellow brethren, which with
             me bemoan the loss of their books, . . . might
             rejoice for the recovery thereof, though not the
             same numerical volumes.               --Fuller.
    {Numerical equation} (Alg.), an equation which has all the
       quantities except the unknown expressed in numbers; --
       distinguished from {literal equation}.
    {Numerical value} of an equation or expression, that deduced
       by substituting numbers for the letters, and reducing.
  2. \Nu*mer"ic\, n. (Math.)
    Any number, proper or improper fraction, or incommensurable
    ratio. The term also includes any imaginary expression like m
    + n[root]-1, where m and n are real numerics.
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