# Definition of numerical in English:

## numerical

• Relating to or expressed as a number or numbers.

‘the lists are in numerical order’
• ‘The paper is the first to consider the roots of an equation as abstract quantities rather than having numerical values.’
• ‘In 1940 Wilkinson began war work which involved mathematical and numerical work on ballistics.’
• ‘It is series such as these that your pocket calculator uses to calculate numerical values.’
• ‘He distinguished between these structures using numerical invariants based on the Todd polynomials.’
• ‘He also made contributions to analytic number theory, Diophantine analysis and numerical functions.’
• ‘He enjoyed numerical calculations and spent many happy hours doing numerical work on his calculating machine.’
• ‘The numerical charge equality between 3 quarks and an electron cannot be a coincidence.’
• ‘Fortunately it is possible to write computer programmes which can find numerical solutions to these equations.’
• ‘An approximate numerical solution was then found by interpolation in trigonometric tables.’
• ‘To solve this equation Guo used a numerical method similar to Horner's method.’
• ‘The Incas had developed a method of recording numerical information which did not require writing.’
• ‘During the hearing of evidence and submissions, attempts were made to put some numerical values to these factors.’
• ‘He also gave numerical tables which would help gunners find the correct elevation of their guns to give the required range.’
• ‘And where a theorem may present some problem, he may always look down to the numerical examples for help.’
• ‘Her work is on numerical General Relativity, supervised by Dr John Stewart.’
• ‘Thomas Simpson is best remembered for his work on interpolation and numerical methods of integration.’
• ‘Jacks, queens and kings have no numerical value; they cannot capture or be captured by addition.’
• ‘I have seen all the numbers on car licence plates, in numerical order.’
• ‘Does it even make sense to assign a numerical value to something as subjective as wine?’
• ‘This allowed him to correlate the intervals of the musical scale with simple numerical ratios.’

### Origin

Early 17th century from medieval Latin numericus (from Latin numerus ‘a number’) + -al.

/njuːˈmɛrɪk(ə)l/