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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Numeric \Nu*mer"ic\, Numerical \Nu*mer"ic*al\, adjective [Cf. F. num['e]rique. See {Number}, noun]
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.] --South.
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.
3. relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers; as, tests for rating numerical aptitude. Contrasted with {verbal}.
Syn: mathematical. [WordNet 1.5]
{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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
adjective
1: measured or expressed in numbers; "numerical value"; "the numerical superiority of the enemy" [syn: {numeric}, {numerical}]
2: of or relating to or denoting numbers; "a numeral adjective" [syn: {numeral}, {numerical}, {numeric}]
3: relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers; "tests for rating numerical aptitude"; "a mathematical whiz" [syn: {numerical}, {mathematical}] [ant: {verbal}]
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