- 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: from Classical Latin numerus, number plush (liter)ate
- numeracy noun
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transitive verb nu·mer·at·ed, nu·mer·at·ing, nu·mer·ates
Origin: Latin numerāre, numerāt-, from numerus, number; see number.
- nuˈmer·a·cy noun