Arabic numerals
Arabic Ar"a*bic, a. [L. Arabicus, fr. Arabia.] Of or pertaining to Arabia or the Arabians. [1913 Webster]

{Arabic numerals} or {figures}, the nine digits, 1, 2, 3, etc., and the cipher 0.

{Gum arabic}. See under {Gum}. [1913 Webster]


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