Definition of numerical in English: numerical
adjective Relating to or expressed as a number or numbers.
‘the lists are in numerical order’
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‘In 1940 Wilkinson began war work which involved mathematical and numerical work on ballistics.’ ‘An approximate numerical solution was then found by interpolation in trigonometric tables.’ ‘Does it even make sense to assign a numerical value to something as subjective as wine?’ ‘And where a theorem may present some problem, he may always look down to the numerical examples for help.’ ‘To solve this equation Guo used a numerical method similar to Horner's method.’ ‘He also gave numerical tables which would help gunners find the correct elevation of their guns to give the required range.’ ‘Jacks, queens and kings have no numerical value; they cannot capture or be captured by addition.’ ‘The Incas had developed a method of recording numerical information which did not require writing.’ ‘The numerical charge equality between 3 quarks and an electron cannot be a coincidence.’ ‘He distinguished between these structures using numerical invariants based on the Todd polynomials.’ ‘Fortunately it is possible to write computer programmes which can find numerical solutions to these equations.’ ‘Her work is on numerical General Relativity, supervised by Dr John Stewart.’ ‘This allowed him to correlate the intervals of the musical scale with simple numerical ratios.’ ‘He also made contributions to analytic number theory, Diophantine analysis and numerical functions.’ ‘During the hearing of evidence and submissions, attempts were made to put some numerical values to these factors.’ ‘It is series such as these that your pocket calculator uses to calculate numerical values.’ ‘He enjoyed numerical calculations and spent many happy hours doing numerical work on his calculating machine.’ ‘Thomas Simpson is best remembered for his work on interpolation and numerical methods of integration.’ ‘I have seen all the numbers on car licence plates, in numerical order.’ ‘The paper is the first to consider the roots of an equation as abstract quantities rather than having numerical values.’ Origin Early 17th century: from medieval Latin numericus (from Latin numerus ‘a number’) + -al.
Pronunciation numerical /njuːˈmɛrɪk(ə)l/