1. measured or expressed in numbers;

- Example: "numerical value"

- Example: "the numerical superiority of the enemy"

[syn: numeric,

2. of or relating to or denoting numbers;

- Example: "a numeral adjective"

[syn: numeral,

3. relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers;

- Example: "tests for rating numerical aptitude"

- Example: "a mathematical whiz"

[syn:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Numeric \Nu*mer"ic\, Numerical \Nu*mer"ic*al\, a. [Cf. F. num['e]rique. See Number, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Belonging to number; denoting number; consisting in numbers; expressed by numbers, and not letters; as, numerical characters; a numerical equation; a numerical statement. [1913 Webster] Note: Numerical, as opposed to algebraical, is used to denote a value irrespective of its sign; thus, -5 is numerically greater than -3, though algebraically less. [1913 Webster] 2. The same in number; hence, identically the same; identical; as, the same numerical body. [Obs.] --South. [1913 Webster] Would to God that all my fellow brethren, which with me bemoan the loss of their books, . . . might rejoice for the recovery thereof, though not the same numerical volumes. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 3. relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers; as, tests for rating numerical aptitude. Contrasted with verbal. Syn: mathematical. [WordNet 1.5] Numerical equation (Alg.), an equation which has all the quantities except the unknown expressed in numbers; -- distinguished from literal equation. Numerical value of an equation or expression, that deduced by substituting numbers for the letters, and reducing. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

numerical adj 1: measured or expressed in numbers; "numerical value"; "the numerical superiority of the enemy" [syn: numeric, numerical] 2: of or relating to or denoting numbers; "a numeral adjective" [syn: numeral, numerical, numeric] 3: relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers; "tests for rating numerical aptitude"; "a mathematical whiz" [syn: numerical, mathematical] [ant: verbal]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "numerical": algebraic, algorismic, algorithmic, aliquot, analytic, cardinal, decimal, differential, digital, even, exponential, figural, figurate, figurative, finite, fractional, geometric, imaginary, impair, impossible, infinite, integral, irrational, logarithmic, logometric, mathematical, negative, numeral, numerary, numerative, numeric, odd, ordinal, pair, positive, possible, prime, radical, rational, real, reciprocal, submultiple, surd, transcendental