numerical
adjective Etymology: Latin numerus Date: 1628 1. of or relating to numbers <
the numerical superiority of the enemy
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2. expressed in or involving numbers or a number system <
numerical standing in a class
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a numerical code
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numerically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • numerical — numerically, adv. numericalness, n. /nooh mer i keuhl, nyooh /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to numbers; of the nature of a number. 2. indicating a number: numerical symbols. 3. bearing or designated by a number. 4. expressed by numbers instead of… …   Universalium

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