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numerical

Syllabification: nu·mer·i·cal
Pronunciation: /n(y)o͞oˈmerək(ə)l
 
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Definition of numerical in English:

adjective

Of, relating to, or expressed as a number or numbers: the lists are in numerical order
More example sentences
  • The paper is the first to consider the roots of an equation as abstract quantities rather than having numerical values.
  • In 1940 Wilkinson began war work which involved mathematical and numerical work on ballistics.
  • It is series such as these that your pocket calculator uses to calculate numerical values.

Origin

early 17th century: from medieval Latin numericus (from Latin numerus 'a number') + -al.

Derivatives

numeric

1
adjective

numerically

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • The only way to compute complete trajectories was to integrate the differential equations numerically.
  • Thereby, the simulation algorithm numerically solves a complex stochastic equation of motion.
  • The important innovation which is incorporated in most of these problems is that they reduce to a cubic equation which Wang solves numerically.

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