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nu·mer·ic /nʊˈmɛrɪk, njʊ-/

(a.)數值的,數字的數,數字,分數

numeric

字母數字的

From: Network Terminology

numeric

數值 數字

Nu·mer·ic Nu·mer·ic·al a.

1. Belonging to number; denoting number; consisting in numbers; expressed by numbers, and not letters; as, numerical characters; a numerical equation; a numerical statement.

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.

2. The same in number; hence, identically the same; identical; as, the same numerical body. [Obs.]

*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.*

**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.

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Nu·mer·ic, n. Math. Any number, proper or improper fraction, or incommensurable ratio. The term also includes any imaginary expression like m + n√-1, where *m* and *n* are real __numerics__.

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

numeric

adj 1: of or relating to or denoting numbers; "a numeral

adjective"; "numerical analysis" [syn: numeral, numerical]

2: measured or expressed in numbers; "numerical value"; "the

numerical superiority of the enemy" [syn: numerical]

3: designated by or expressed in numbers; "numerical symbols";

"a very simple numeric code"; "numerical equations" [syn:

numerical]