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NUMERIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does numeric mean? 

NUMERIC (adjective)
  The adjective NUMERIC has 3 senses:

1. of or relating to or denoting numbers
2. measured or expressed in numbers
3. designated by or expressed in numbers

  Familiarity information: NUMERIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NUMERIC (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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Meaning:

Measured or expressed in numbers

Synonyms:

numerical; numeric

Context examples:

numerical value / the numerical superiority of the enemy

Similar:

quantitative (expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible of measurement)


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Meaning:

Designated by or expressed in numbers

Synonyms:

numeric; numerical

Context examples:

numerical symbols / a very simple numeric code / numerical equations

Similar:

denotative; denotive (having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming)


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