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
‘Thomas Simpson is best remembered for his work on interpolation and numerical methods of integration.’ ‘And where a theorem may present some problem, he may always look down to the numerical examples for help.’ ‘During the hearing of evidence and submissions, attempts were made to put some numerical values to these factors.’ ‘To solve this equation Guo used a numerical method similar to Horner's method.’ ‘The Incas had developed a method of recording numerical information which did not require writing.’ ‘He also made contributions to analytic number theory, Diophantine analysis and numerical functions.’ ‘The paper is the first to consider the roots of an equation as abstract quantities rather than having numerical values.’ ‘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.’ ‘I have seen all the numbers on car licence plates, in numerical order.’ ‘This allowed him to correlate the intervals of the musical scale with simple numerical ratios.’ ‘An approximate numerical solution was then found by interpolation in trigonometric tables.’ ‘The numerical charge equality between 3 quarks and an electron cannot be a coincidence.’ ‘Does it even make sense to assign a numerical value to something as subjective as wine?’ ‘He enjoyed numerical calculations and spent many happy hours doing numerical work on his calculating machine.’ ‘He distinguished between these structures using numerical invariants based on the Todd polynomials.’ ‘It is series such as these that your pocket calculator uses to calculate numerical values.’ ‘He also gave numerical tables which would help gunners find the correct elevation of their guns to give the required range.’ ‘Her work is on numerical General Relativity, supervised by Dr John Stewart.’ ‘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 /n(y)o͞oˈmerək(ə)l/