## numerical

nu·mer·i·cal- of, or having the nature of, number
- in or by numbers
- denoting (a) number
- expressed by numbers, not by letters
- Math. designating or of value regardless of sign: the
*numerical*value of –3 is 3

## numerical

also **nu·mer·ic**

adjective

- Of or relating to a number or series of numbers:
*numerical order.* - Designating number or a number:
*a numerical symbol.* - Expressed in or counted by numbers:
*numerical strength.*

Origin of numerical

From Latin*numerus*,

*number*; see

**number**.

*Related Forms:*

**nu·mer′i·cal·ly**adverb