Definition of numerical control in English:

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numerical control

Pronunciation: /n(y)o͞oˈmerəkəl kənˈtrōl/


Computer control of machine tools, where operations are directed by numerical data.
Example sentences
  • Emphasis is on computer-integrated manufacturing with computer numerical control of machine tools, automation via programmable logic controllers, motion control, process control examples, and manufacturing process monitoring.
  • These allow technicians - Timken calls them shop-floor associates - to pull up the digital designs for an existing product, tweak them, and get the computer numerical control instructions into the networked machine tools.
  • Kahr pistols, manufactured with computer numerical control machines, have become favorite carry guns for shooters across America.

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Syllabification: nu·mer·i·cal con·trol

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