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## numerical

```  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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