Definition of numerical in English:


Line breaks: nu¦mer|ic¦al
Pronunciation: /njuːˈmɛrɪk(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.



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  • These are words whose numeric value is a superset of another.
  • To explain how the two sides change together, Jim gave sets of specific numeric values for the lengths.
  • Besides analysis and graphic display, the GIS can also be used for numeric tabulations to be plotted in chart software.


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  • 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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