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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Numeric  \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 
  statement. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  numerical 
  adj  1:  measured  or  expressed  in  numbers;  "numerical  value";  "the 
  numerical  superiority  of  the  enemy"  [syn:  {numeric}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  or  denoting  numbers;  "a  numeral 
  adjective";  "numerical  analysis"  [syn:  {numeral},  {numeric}] 
  3:  designated  by  or  expressed  in  numbers;  "numerical  symbols"; 
  "a  very  simple  numeric  code";  "numerical  equations"  [syn: 
  {numeric}] 
  4:  relating  to  or  having  ability  to  think  in  or  work  with 
  numbers;  "tests  for  rating  numerical  aptitude";  "a 
  mathematical  whiz"  [syn:  {mathematical}]  [ant:  {verbal}] 




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