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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or pertaining to numbers

from The 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.
  • The same in number; hence, the same in details; identical.
  • Synonyms See numeral.

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

  • 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 Latin numerus, number; see number.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From numeric + al (Wiktionary)



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