from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a numerical manner.
  • adv. In terms of numbers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a numerical manner; in numbers; with respect to number, or sameness in number.

from The 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.

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

  • adv. in number; with regard to numbers


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Our 1942 airplane production and tank production fell short, numerically -- stress the word numerically of the goals set a year ago.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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. - Raptors pick up Nesterovic in deal with Spurs

  • 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.

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  • While few openly embrace the idea of numerically ranking colleges, some call the rankings a helpful consumer tool. - News


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