Pronunciation: (nOO-mer'i-kul, nyOO-), [key]
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 letters: numerical cryptography; numerical equations.
5. of or pertaining to one's skill at working with numbers, solving mathematical problems, etc.: tests for rating numerical aptitude.
6. Math.absolute (def. 12). Also,nu•mer'ic.
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