• WordNet 3.6
    • adj numeral of or relating to or denoting numbers "a numeral adjective"
    • n numeral a symbol used to represent a number "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Arabic numerals were not invented by Arabs, but were invented in India by the Hindus
    • Numeral A figure or character used to express a number; as, the Arabic numerals, 1, 2, 3, etc.; the Roman numerals, I, V, X, L, etc.
    • Numeral A word expressing a number.
    • Numeral Expressing number; representing number; as, numeral letters or characters, as X or 10 for ten.
    • Numeral Of or pertaining to number; consisting of number or numerals. "A long train of numeral progressions."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Among words consisting only of Roman numeral letters, the "highest scoring" words in English are MIMIC (2,102) and IMMIX (2012).
    • numeral Pertaining to number; consisting of numbers.
    • numeral Expressing number; representing number: as, numeral letters or characters, such as V or 5 for five.
    • numeral Synonyms Numeral, Numerical. Numeral is more concrete than numerical: as, numeral adjectives or letters; numerical value, difference, equality, or equations.
    • n numeral One of the series of words used in counting; a cardinal number.
    • n numeral A figure or character used to express a number: as, the Arabic numerals, 1, 2, 3, etc., or the Roman numerals, I, V, X, L, C, D, M.
    • n numeral In grammar, a word expressing a number or some relation of a number. Numerals are especially the cardinals—one, two, three, etc.—which are used both substantively and adjectively; and, by adjective derivation from these, the ordinals—third, fourth, fifth, etc.—also used substantively, especially as fractionals. Multiplicatives are such as twofold, tenfold, etc.; and distributives, answering to our two by two, etc., are found in some languages. Such words as many, all, any are often called indefinite numerals. Numeral adverbs are such as once, twice, thrice, and firstly, secondly, thirdly, etc.
    • n numeral In musical notation:
    • n numeral An Arabic or Roman figure indicating a tone of the scale, as 1 for the tonic or do, 2 for re, 3 for mi, etc. The extended use of this notation is best exemplified by the Chevé system, which much resembles the tonic sol-fa notation, except in its use of Arabic figures instead of letters and syllables.
    • n numeral One of the figures used in thorough-bass, by which the constitution of a chord is indicated with reference to the bass tone or to the key-chord.
    • n numeral In the Anglo-Saxon Ch., a calendar or directory telling the variations in the canonical hours and the mass caused by saints' days and festivals.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were invented in India.
    • adj Numeral pertaining to, consisting of, or expressing number
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  • George Eliot
    “Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes too slender for complaint, and too numerous for removal.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The trouble with you Chicago people is that you think you are the best people down here, whereas you are merely the most numerous.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.”
  • George Ade
    George Ade
    “After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.”
  • Ezra Pound
    “Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. numeralis, fr. numerus, number: cf. F. numéral,. See Number (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. nombre—L. numerus, number.


In literature:

Within a few years they were printed in numerous editions and translated into several foreign languages.
"Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark" by Jens Christian Aaberg
The branches are very numerous and small, and are not regularly arranged in whorls like most of the narrow-leaved trees.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
His curiosity was excited by the way in which numerous rooks stood about a field cawing loudly.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
There are numerous precautions necessary in making a subcutaneous injection, most of which have to do with cleansing and sterilization.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The muscles of which it is composed are numerous, and are arranged in six layers.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
A numerous and energetic race is coming; and it will require room.
"Gold" by Stewart White
The details requiring to be worked out for the successful working of subaqueous systems of mining are numerous and important.
"Twentieth Century Inventions" by George Sutherland
It also falls into numerous divisions and subdivisions.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
One attack does not confer immunity, and in numerous cases one individual has had three attacks.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The Code needed revising and completing, and this was carried out by degrees by means of numerous important laws.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
When the guests are very numerous they arrange themselves in two circles, feet to feet.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
Neither is the buffalo, which with the sheep is very numerous in Egypt.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Even on the quietest days irregular changes are always numerous and often large.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
Mr. Bradlaugh has had numerous debates, several of which are published.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Drones (or male bees) are more or less numerous in hives according to the skill of the bee-keeper in limiting their production.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
The fluxes used for welding are numerous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various
The attempts were numerous, but generally not as successful as this one.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs" by Orange Jacobs
These tanks are numerous, often of large size, and as a rule at least partly of artificial origin.
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale
Its shells are more beautiful and more numerous; its hues are more varied, and its murmurs gentler.
"Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c." by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
I have heard of numerous instances with jays, partridges, canaries, and especially bullfinches.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin

In poetry:

See yonder hallow'd fane,
In far-fam'd Egypt rise,
From whence the numerous votive train
With incense cloud the skies.
"Enigma XXVIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
With numerous ills, in single life,
The bachelor's attended;
Such to avoid, he takes a wife—
And much the case is mended!
"Stanzas - To the Memory of an agreeable Lady, buried in marriage to a Person undeserving her" by William Shenstone
Ungrateful mortals, catch the sound,
And in your numerous lays, To all the listening world around,
The God of nature praise.
"Hymn To God's Power" by James Thomson
My sins I therefore do confess,
And do lament my wickedness;
But, Lord! I'm ready to despair,
To think how numerous they are.
"Psalm XXXVIII." by Rees Prichard
A numerous troop I lead along
Of actors, to adorn my song.
Renown'd for wisdom, yet they fall;
A Jack Daw holds the most of all.
"The Jack Daw" by William Hutton
The nest magpie wove
Now filled by the dove.
This bride now takes to her home her way;
And these numerous cars her state display.
"The Marriage Of A Princess" by Confucius

In news:

Indiana authorities are trying to find out who's responsible for the death of numerous dogs found in a creek.
It starts off well enough, but by the end you realize the only thing you're going to be counting once you reach 30 are your numerous failures and Weight Watchers points.
Those eye procedures were just a few of a lengthy list of services for Mr Dowling that numerous providers billed to Medicaid and Medicare.
I disagree with Steve King on numerous matters pertaining to immigration.
He comes in at least four different colors, numerous sizes and shapes.
The "old Scott," meaning, the wild and out-of-control persona that led him to numerous arrests and substance abuse is a thing of the past.
The pair, who met on the set of the 2006 film "Step Up," have been burning up red carpets around the world in recent months as Channing promotes his numerous new film releases.
The Numerical Engineering Backfile Collection will follow in August.
Over the past decade, numerous whitewares plants in the US have closed as much of the production has been shifted to low-cost manufacturing regions such as China and Mexico.
It was like starting over when the players assembled a couple months ago for football practice at the TW Kelly Middle School because of the numerous new faces.
Companies today have to comply with numerous state, federal, and industry-specific laws and regulations.
Trout in the area already face numerous threats, including climate change, pollution, water extraction for irrigation, and overfishing.
In the coming weeks, numerous books will be released as fall turns to the Christmas shopping season.
His music has earned him numerous awards.

In science:

To see the explained effects numerically, we analyze the numerical data from the simulations for the randomwalker models.
Flux fluctuations in a multi-random-walker model and surface growth dynamics
However we do not expand the whole exponent to the terms of order δλν , as the total effect of numerous small errors can be quite significant for large loops γ , which can be inferred from the results of our numerical simulations (see further).
Fidelity of holonomic quantum computations in the case of random errors in the values of control parameters
In other words, one first has to reconstruct numerically the real part of the resolvent, and only then compute numerically the spectral function ρ(λ), using the ”dispersive relation” (27).
Random Levy Matrices Revisited
It is a great numerical challenge to solve the problem numerically even if all the expressions are given.
Random Levy Matrices Revisited
The result of this numerical experiment was that within the numerical accuracy which we achieved the two curves representing bρ(λ) and ρ(λ) lied on top of each other in the whole studied range of λ.
Random Levy Matrices Revisited
Since our numerical codes are written in Mathematica we could push the numerical accuracy very far, being only limited by the execution time of the code.
Random Levy Matrices Revisited
It is easy to understand that the numerics becomes questionable at large mass, since in that case the position of the flavor brane pushes into the region in which we try to fit the numerical solution against the expected near boundary behavior in asymptotically AdS space.
Chiral Transition of N=4 Super Yang-Mills with Flavor on a 3-Sphere
These constants can be evaluated for a given distribution either by carrying out the RSRG numerically, or by fitting curves to partial results obtained in other methods, for instance, by comparing the density of states, Eq .(50), to a spectrum obtained numerically.
Transverse Meissner Physics of Planar Superconductors with Columnar Pins
The goal of working by steps through these three cases is to suggest how the calculation of Hou & Li (2006) might be suppressing singular behavior due to numerical noise in their numerical method.
Computational Euler History
This raises the possibility that the numerical method of Hou & Li (2006) also introduces small scale numerical errors.
Computational Euler History
Comparison to Numerical Results Only in the case of percolation has the harmonic measure been systematically studied numerically, by Meakin et al. [199].
Conformal Random Geometry
Further, numerical diffusion of both momentum (’numerical viscosity’) and magnetic field (’numerical resistivity’) are dependent on grid speed, so that Eulerian grid size is typically chosen to oversample the physical structure.
Fluxon Modeling of Low-Beta Plasmas
To check the asymptotical result in Eq.(3.12), we have performed numerical simulations for the discrete 2D permutation–generated model with periodic boundary conditions and have computed the distribution function p(x, L) numerically.
Random patterns generated by random permutations of natural numbers
The neutrino versus photon temperature used in these rate calculations is a byproduct of the numerical integration of the Friedmann equation where we follow the electron-positron annihilation exactly by the numerical integration of their Fermi distributions.
Coupled Variations of Fundamental Couplings and Primordial Nucleosynthesis
The numerical solver respects the boundary conditions and topology so that the numerical solutions have the same topology as the initial condition.
Topology and Bistability in liquid crystal devices