Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- As regards number; in point of numbers; in numbers or figures; with respect to numerical quantity: as, the party in opposition is numerically stronger than the other; parts of a thing numerically expressed; an algebraic expression numerically greater than another.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a numerical manner; in numbers; with respect to number, or sameness in number.
- adv. in number; with regard to numbers
“We generally apply the term numerically or specifically or generically-numerically in cases where there is more than one name but only one thing, e.g. ‘doublet’ and”
“The largest numerically is a Sun Yee On with 33,000 members.”
“Ranking schools numerically is silly (is MIT four ranking spots better than CalTech, or five?) but placing schools in quality tiers would do a large amount of good without too much of the ankle-biting and ratings-grubbing that comes with the numerical ranking system.”
“The shop will contain numerically controlled milling machines and lathes, as well as other expensive equipment, and will require a plausible explanation — a front company set up to manufacture, say, transmission components.”
“Our 1942 airplane production and tank production fell short, numerically -- stress the word numerically of the goals set a year ago.”
“She lived in that circle which those who compose it call the great world, and which, numerically, is a little world; for after you have been in”
“Elie traveled to England to see the state of the debate for himself and found a community that while not thriving numerically is spiritually robust, guided by a leader who commands the respect and hope of those on both sides of the Church’s aisles.”
“Nesterovic signed with San Antonio three summers ago with the unenviable task of replacing David Robinson — numerically, that is, as no one expected him to live up to the Admiral's standards.”
“RIDGE: Well, I think the level -- again, I don't recall numerically, quantitatively, that time, but any time the federal government goes from yellow to orange, orange back down to yellow, there's a consensus within the intelligence community that not only the volume, but the credibility and the kind of reporting merits us to either raise or lower the level of threat.”
“While few openly embrace the idea of numerically ranking colleges, some call the rankings a helpful consumer tool.”
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