Definition of numerical in English:

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Pronunciation: /n(y)o͞oˈmerək(ə)l/


Relating to or expressed as a number or numbers: the lists are in numerical order
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  • 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.


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

Words that rhyme with numerical

chimerical, clerical, hemispherical, hysterical, spherical

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Syllabification: nu·mer·i·cal

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