American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a number or series of numbers: numerical order.
- adj. Designating number or a number: a numerical symbol.
- adj. Expressed in or counted by numbers: numerical strength.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to or denoting number; consisting of or represented by numbers or figures, as in arithmetic, and not by letters, as in algebra: as, a numerical quantity; numerical equations; a numerical majority. In algebra, numerical, as opposed to literal, applies to an expression in which numbers have the place of letters: thus, a numerical equation is one in which all the quantities except the unknown are expressed in numbers. The numerical solution of equations is the assignment of the numbers which, substituted for the unknowns, satisfy the equations; opposed to an algebraic solution. As opposed to algebraical, it also applies to the magnitude of a quantity considered independently of its sign. Thus, the numerical value of -10 is said to be greater than that of -5, though it is algebraically less.
- The same in number; hence, the same in details; identical.
- Synonyms See numeral.
- adj. of or pertaining to numbers
- adj. of or relating to or denoting numbers
- adj. measured or expressed in numbers
- adj. relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers
- From numeric + al (Wiktionary)
- From Latin numerus, number; see number. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“* Insert bugs into the computer programs of the European weather prediction model while accelerating advances in numerical weather prediction at NOAA, leaving no question that NOAA's GFS model is the new and permanent leader in global weather forecast models.”
“He expects to draw with it, type in numerical data and be able to plug it into a projector to show at meetings.”
“Even in numerical computer simulations and wind-tunnel testing, the presence of turbulence in a viscous fluid, and the scale-dependent nature of turbulence, entail that such representations of the real-world can be misleading.”
“A survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, released Monday, showed in numerical terms why Obama has had so much trouble passing health care reform.”
“Constants, even something as ‘obvious’ as the Stefan-Boltzmann constant, were something I got introduced to as problems in numerical analysis quite a few years ago.”
“Foer embellishes the narrative with evocative graphics, including photographs, colored highlights and passages of illegibly overwritten text, and takes his unique flair for the poetry of miscommunication to occasionally gimmicky lengths, like a two-page soliloquy written entirely in numerical code.”
“In places where whites are in numerical competition with these votes, white political parties will also degrade into ethnic interest parties as well.”
“In many cases, an overall decline in numerical score encompasses both positive and negative factors, including sustained efforts by journalists themselves to push back against a panoply of restrictions.”
“A mathematical method is one which is carried out on numbers and provides a result in numerical form (the mathematical method or algorithm therefore being merely an abstract concept prescribing how to operate on the numbers) and not patentable.”
“Then, another set of examples comes from sports such as gymnastics and figure skating competitions, where the subjective analyses of judges are quantified in numerical terms, then calculated to hundredths or thousandths of a point.”
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