Definition of numerical in English: numerical
adjective Relating to or expressed as a number or numbers.
‘the lists are in numerical order’
More example sentences
‘He enjoyed numerical calculations and spent many happy hours doing numerical work on his calculating machine.’ ‘And where a theorem may present some problem, he may always look down to the numerical examples for help.’ ‘Her work is on numerical General Relativity, supervised by Dr John Stewart.’ ‘It is series such as these that your pocket calculator uses to calculate numerical values.’ ‘I have seen all the numbers on car licence plates, in numerical order.’ ‘Does it even make sense to assign a numerical value to something as subjective as wine?’ ‘He distinguished between these structures using numerical invariants based on the Todd polynomials.’ ‘The paper is the first to consider the roots of an equation as abstract quantities rather than having numerical values.’ ‘He also made contributions to analytic number theory, Diophantine analysis and numerical functions.’ ‘This allowed him to correlate the intervals of the musical scale with simple numerical ratios.’ ‘The numerical charge equality between 3 quarks and an electron cannot be a coincidence.’ ‘Thomas Simpson is best remembered for his work on interpolation and numerical methods of integration.’ ‘The Incas had developed a method of recording numerical information which did not require writing.’ ‘During the hearing of evidence and submissions, attempts were made to put some numerical values to these factors.’ ‘In 1940 Wilkinson began war work which involved mathematical and numerical work on ballistics.’ ‘Fortunately it is possible to write computer programmes which can find numerical solutions to these equations.’ ‘An approximate numerical solution was then found by interpolation in trigonometric tables.’ ‘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.’ Origin Early 17th century: from medieval Latin numericus (from Latin numerus ‘a number’) + -al.
Pronunciation numerical /njuːˈmɛrɪk(ə)l/