from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of counting or numbering; enumeration.
  • n. A system of numbering.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of counting or numbering things; enumeration.
  • n. Any system of giving names to numbers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or art of numbering.
  • n. The act or art of reading numbers when expressed by means of numerals. The term is almost exclusively applied to the art of reading numbers written in the scale of tens, by the Arabic method.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of numbering.
  • n. In arithmetic, the art of counting; the art of forming numeral words for use in counting; the system of numeral words in use in any language; the art of expressing in words any number proposed in figures; the act or art of reading numbers. See notation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
  • n. naming numbers


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  • We now unite to the exercises in numeration the earlier, sensory exercises in which the child recognised the long and short rods.

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  • n. - art of calculating, especially in Arabic numeration; arithmetic. algorismic, alias adj. - otherwise called; n. assumed name. alicyclic adj. - denoting organic compounds that are both aliphatic and cyclic, i.e. aliphatic in chemical behaviour but having their carbon atoms in a ring.


  • In Albania there exists one single fragment of vigesimal numeration, which is probably an accidental compound rather than the remnant of a former vigesimal number system.

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  • The number seven, therefore, must be foisted in wherever possible, and among other things, is to be made the basis of numeration, which is hereafter to be septimal instead of decimal: producing all the inconvenience of a change of system, not only without getting rid of, but greatly aggravating, the disadvantages of the existing one.

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  • Associated Press that no one had been shot during a "numeration" in the slums in 2009.

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  • Ah, but the infinite numeration of stars you never see in an ordinary night.

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  • So again, patron saint, remove a letter, then rearrange the remaining letters to create a new, familiar two-word phrase - the numeration three, seven - that names something important in life.

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  • It was on January 1920 when a numeration was issued for the first time: listed in alphabetical order, Hitler received the number 555.

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  • What the socialist mentality advocates is that the re-numeration you reap for 20 years in business by fiat should be turned over to the MOB, NOW YOUNG SOCIALIST GO PLAN YOUR FUTURE The philosophy is based on theft.

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  • Ortive also bears mathematical significance: the phrase "numeration ortive" signifies "that part of arithmetic which deals with multiplication, division" as distinguished from "numeration original," which represents addition and subtraction.

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