numerate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Latin numeratus, past participle of numerare to count, from numerus Date: 1657 enumerate

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  • Numerate — Nu mer*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Numerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Numerating}.] [L. numeratus, p. p. of numerare to count. See {Number}, v.] (Arith.) To divide off and read according to the rules of numeration; as, to numerate a row of figures. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • numerate — UK US /ˈnjuːmərət/ US  /ˈnuːmərɪt/ adjective ► HR able to do basic mathematics: »The ideal candidate will be numerate, and will have strong IT skills …   Financial and business terms

  • numerate — index enumerate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • numerate — (v.) 1721, to count, from L. numeratus counted out, pp. of numerare to count, to number, from numerus a number (see NUMBER (Cf. number)). Related: Numerated; numerating …   Etymology dictionary

  • numerate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a good basic knowledge of arithmetic. DERIVATIVES numeracy noun. ORIGIN from Latin numerus a number , on the pattern of literate …   English terms dictionary

  • numerate — numerate1 [no͞o′mər āt΄, nyo͞o′mər āt΄] vt. numerated, numerating [< L numeratus, pp. of numerare: see NUMBER & ATE1] 1. ENUMERATE 2. to read as words (numbers expressed in figures) numerate2 [no͞o′mər it …   English World dictionary

  • numerate — [[t]nju͟ːmərət, AM nu͟ː [/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is numerate is able to do arithmetic. Your children should be literate and numerate. Ant: innumerate …   English dictionary

  • numerate — nu|mer|ate [ numərət ] adjective someone who is numerate has basic skills in mathematics …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • numerate — adjective able to do calculations and understand simple mathematics: We need someone who s numerate. opposite innumerate, compare literate (1), numeracy noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • numerate — UK [ˈnjuːmərət] / US [ˈnumərət] adjective someone who is numerate has basic skills in mathematics …   English dictionary

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