• WordNet 3.6
    • adj numeric measured or expressed in numbers "numerical value","the numerical superiority of the enemy"
    • adj numeric of or relating to or denoting numbers "a numeral adjective"
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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
    • n Numeric (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.
    • Numeric Belonging to number; denoting number; consisting in numbers; expressed by numbers, and not letters; as, numerical characters; a numerical equation; a numerical statement.
    • Numeric relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers; as, tests for rating numerical aptitude. Contrasted with verbal.
    • Numeric The same in number; hence, identically the same; identical; as, the same numerical body. "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."
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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).
    • numeric Same as numerical, 2.
    • n numeric An abbreviated form of numerical expression.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were invented in India.
    • adjs Numeric belonging to, or consisting in, number: the same both in number and kind
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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
Cf. F. numérique,. See Number (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. nombre—L. numerus, number.


In literature:

Saddles were numerous, but there were no horses.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
ADELBERG, a town of Carniola, 22 m. from Trieste, with a large stalactite cavern, besides numerous caves near it.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Efforts to identify the island on which Columbus first landed have been numerous.
"De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
On the western side of Mount Astrolabe, for instance, numerous villages and patches of cultivated land were seen from the Bramble.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
The numerous angles of its walls and towers, built in the Moorish style, impart to this place a peculiar charm.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
Numerous tribes surround the party.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
I resolved not to take my departure from Paris without visiting some of the numerous royal palaces situated in its vicinity.
"A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium" by Richard Boyle Bernard
Multiply the numerators together for a new numerator and the denominators together for a new denominator.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
But there are also numerous persons who are quite well-behaved, and do all they can to earn their bread honestly.
"The World's Fair" by Anonymous
Among animals the cases are not numerous, because no systematic attempt has been made to select varieties for this special quality.
"Darwinism (1889)" by Alfred Russel Wallace

In poetry:

However vile the world be all around,
However numerous the sinful crew,
In thy Creator's sight be perfect found,
And Noah's pattern all thy life pursue.
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
When I with never-failing health was bless'd,
My sins, though numerous, were never seen:
But now, alas! I am with pain oppress'd,
I nothing else can see, besides my sin.
"A Prayer For A Sick Person" by Rees Prichard
And when, in the mid skies,
The climbing sun has reached his highest bound,
Reposing as he lies,
With all his flock around,
He witches the still air with numerous sound.
"Life Of The Blessed" by William Cullen Bryant
Set forth, in order as they died,
The numerous offspring bend ;
Devoutly kneeling side by side,
As though they did intend
For past omissions to atone,
By saying endless prayers in stone.
"The Squire’s Pew" by Jane Taylor
And the numerous lochs there abound with trout
Which can be had for the taking out,
Especially from the Lochs Chon and Ard,
There the angler can make a catch which will his toil reward.
"Beautiful Aberfoyle" by William Topaz McGonagall
And the mountains are rugged and wild to be seen,
But the woodlands are beautiful when Nature's face is green;
There numerous rabbits do gambol all day
Amongst the green scrubbery all lively and gay.
"Beautiful Balmoral" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

An academic department at UNC-Chapel Hill is under fire after a scathing internal report discovered numerous no-show classes and grade changes from 2007 to 2009.
The leg tumors from which they came were large and numerous, some more than two inches wide.
Opening day at Heathrow Airport's grand new Terminal 5 turned sour Thursday as severe baggage handling delays led to numerous flight cancellations, stranding many irate passengers.
Dancers from Northland School of Dance, of Champlin, participated in a trip of a lifetime as they spent several days in London during the Olympics dancing at numerous venues.
On March 24, numerous students from Mandeville High School participated in the 2012 District Literary Rally held at Southeastern Louisiana University.
Sweeney says while Web analytic tools are great at identifying and reporting on numerous Web site metrics, CXP executes the suggestions that come from those reports.
In others, numerous diplomats were expelled .
Trout in the area already face numerous threats, including climate change, pollution, water extraction for irrigation, and overfishing.
During a fire, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library saved numerous historical documents from the flames thanks to a solution called fluoroketone that would not damage or harm the older documents like other agents would.
Richard Prince's 2008 work "Graduation" is one of numerous works in a series that appropriates photographs of Rastafarians from Patrick Cariou's book Yes Rasta.
In the coming weeks, numerous books will be released as fall turns to the Christmas shopping season.
Meteorologists from numerous National Weather Service bureaus are fanning out across Kansas today to assess the damage wrought by nearly 100 tornadoes that struck the Sunflower State on Saturday.
At one time, summer was for putting young people's hands to work – whether working for the City or state government or working in the numerous private sector summer job openings.
And last week he celebrated his 95th birthday with numerous memberss of his family at that very spot.
Patrick played numerous excerpts from early audio recordings dating back to pre-civil war days.

In science:

Then these integrals have to be evaluated numerically for the actual potential and for the correct numerically evaluated single particle eigenfunctions.
Macroscopic superposition states of ultracold bosons in a double-well potential
Numerical optimizations up to N = 5 show that no other single-qubit basis yields slower decay of negativity than that of (3), although other single-qubit bases attain the same decay (up to numerical precision).
Robust macroscopic quantum correlations without complex encodings
Such an expression can however always be numerically integrated to compare with the results obtained from numerical sumulations.
Correlated Gaussian random walk models of animal dispersal
This is the inverse problem of what is usually discussed in numerical dynamics, where it is shown that the numerical scheme preserves the properties of continuous-time systems generated by the differential equation, see [5, 6].
Asymptotic behaviour of random Markov chains with tridiagonal generators
Among numerous approaches the method of characteristics is well exploited in the fixed grid numerical methods (Poinsot and Lele, 1992).
Simple absorbing boundary conditions for wave simulations with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics