• WordNet 3.6
    • n numerator the dividend of a fraction
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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
    • Numerator One who numbers.
    • Numerator (Math) The term in a fraction which indicates the number of fractional units that are taken.
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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).
    • n numerator One who numbers.
    • n numerator In arithmetic, the number in a vulgar fraction which shows how many parts of a unit are taken. Thus, when a unit is divided into 9 equal parts, and 5 are taken to form the fraction, it is expressed thus, —that is, five ninths—5 being the numerator and 9 the denominator.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were invented in India.
    • Numerator one who numbers: the upper number of a vulgar fraction, which expresses the number of fractional parts taken
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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. numerator,: cf. F. numérateur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. nombre—L. numerus, number.


In literature:

His writings were far too numerous and far too diverse in subject to be of permanent value.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
Fortunately these species are not so numerous that we need lose any sleep over them.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
Along the sides of these joints there are numerous notches, springing from which are the large handsome flowers.
"Cactus Culture For Amateurs" by W. Watson
We have numerous kinsmen, and numerous also are the revered seniors that have taken this or that other side.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
His shrines are very numerous in the Central Provinces and Bundelkhand.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
With numerous Illustrations by ADOLPH MENZEL.
"Mr. Edward Arnold's New and Popular Books, December, 1901"
North of these wonderful mountains the languages are numerous and quite distinct, and lacking affinity.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
They appeared to be about 12 inches in circumference, were very numerous, and perfectly stationary.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Grey
Camels were reared in some places, and sheep and goats were numerous.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
The absences were more numerous in the latter half of the five minutes covered by the experiment.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various

In poetry:

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
And as the years rolled on apace
They stand the center of a race,
Expansive as the rays of light,
And numerous as the stars of night.
"Banishment Of Man From The Garden Of The Lord" by James Madison Bell
Then there's the little loch near by,
Whereon can be seen every day
Numerous wild ducks swimming
And quacking in their innocent play.
"Baldovan" by William Topaz McGonagall
O happy hour, when thou shalt rise
To his fair palace in the skies,
And all thy sons (a numerous train)
Each like a prince in glory reign!
"Psalm 45 part 2" by Isaac Watts
The hero of
Affairs of love
By far too numerous to be mentioned,
And scarred as I'm,
It seemeth time
That I were mustered out and pensioned.
"Quitting Again" by Eugene Field
Thy neighing steeds and lowing herds,
Thy numerous flocks around thee graze,
And the best purple Tyre affords
Thy robe magnificent displays.
"Horace, Book II. Ode XVI." by William Cowper

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Unconventional oil plays are drawing numerous companies to amass acreage positions in the Delaware basin in New Mexico and West Texas.
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Numerous Tree Board members have chipped in (to buy a tree), and Jenna Cook (Tree Conservater for the village) and her husband donated a tree.
The event will feature numerous artists, as well as live painters, deejays, drinks, and appetizers.
Wyatt Earp has been portrayed in numerous movies and books, yet many of them are only loosely based on his colorful life and the legendary shootout at the OK Corral.
But it is also the face of numerous campaigns bankrolled by less popular interests.
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He has held numerous volunteer and leadership positions, including serving on the Board of Directors, as chair, and planned giving committee chair.
Government officials handling billions of dollars in oil royalties engaged in illicit sex with employees of energy companies they were dealing with and received numerous gifts from them, federal investigators said Wednesday.

In science:

While the most obvious benefit of randomization is that it can lead to faster algorithms, either in worst-case asymptotic theory and/or numerical implementation, there are numerous other benefits that are at least as important.
Randomized algorithms for matrices and data
Lapack (short for Linear Algebra PACKage) is a high-quality and widely-used software library of numerical routines for solving a wide range of numerical linear algebra problems.
Randomized algorithms for matrices and data
Exact answers are often impossible to compute numerically, in particular for continuous problems, as anyone who has studied numerical analysis knows.
Randomized algorithms for matrices and data
For example, from a numerical perspective, whether the algorithm is numerically stable, issues of forward versus backward stability, condition number issues, and whether the algorithm takes time that is a large or small constant multiplied by min{mn2 , m2n} are of paramount importance.
Randomized algorithms for matrices and data
Thus far, nothing has been said about numerical conditioning issues, although it is well-known that these issues are crucial when matrix algorithms are implemented numerically.
Randomized algorithms for matrices and data