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NUMERAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does numeral mean? 

NUMERAL (noun)
  The noun NUMERAL has 1 sense:

1. a symbol used to represent a number

  Familiarity information: NUMERAL used as a noun is very rare.


NUMERAL (adjective)
  The adjective NUMERAL has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to or denoting numbers

  Familiarity information: NUMERAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NUMERAL (noun)


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Meaning:

A symbol used to represent a number

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

numeral; number

Context example:

he learned to write the numerals before he went to school

Hypernyms ("numeral" is a kind of...):

symbol (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "numeral"):

Arabic numeral; Hindu numeral; Hindu-Arabic numeral (one of the symbols 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0)

Roman numeral (a symbol in the old Roman notation; I,V,X,L,C,D,M represent 1,5,10,50,100,500,1000 respectively in Arabic notation)

antilog; antilogarithm (the number of which a given number is the logarithm)


NUMERAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to or denoting numbers

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

numeral; numeric; numerical

Context examples:

a numeral adjective / numerical analysis

Pertainym:

number (a concept of quantity derived from zero and units)


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