- The definition of numerate is having a good understanding of basic math or able to understand and use numbers.
Someone who can add, subtract, multiply, divide and even do some simple algebra is an example of someone who would be described as numerate.
Origin of numerate; from Classical Latin numerus, number + (liter)ate
transitive verbnu·mer·at·ed, nu·mer·at·ing, nu·mer·ates
Origin of numerateLatin numerāre, numerāt-, from numerus, number; see number.
(third-person singular simple present numerates, present participle numerating, simple past and past participle numerated)
- to count
(comparative more numerate, superlative most numerate)
- (having the ability to understand number and perform arithmetic): dyscalculic, innumerate
- true name, true-name
From Latin numerātus, past participle of numerō.