numeral

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French numeral, from Latin numerālis (pertaining to a number), from numerus (a number).

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numeral (plural numerals)

  1. A symbol that is not a word and represents a number, such as the Arabic numerals 1, 2, 3 and the Roman numerals I, V, X, L.
  2. (linguistics) A word or symbol representing a number.
    The word “fifteen”, the Arabic numeral “15”, and the Roman numeral “XV” are all numerals representing the number fifteen.
    • 2002 — Laurie Bauer & Rodney Huddleston, "Lexical word-formation", p1621-1722 in The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, p1715
      We use the term numeral for linguistic expressions and number for meanings. For example, five is a numeral expressing the number "5" - and fifteen hundred and one thousand five hundred are different numerals expressing the same number, "1,500".
  3. (card games) A card whose rank is a number (usually including the ace as 1).
    Jacks, queens, and kings are not numerals.

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  • (word or symbol representing a number): number

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numeral (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to numbers; numerical.
    • John Locke
      A long train of numeral progressions.

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

numeral m (plural numerais)

  1. (grammar) numeral (word representing a number)

Interlingua[edit]

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numeral

  1. numeral

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numeral

  1. numeral

Middle French[edit]

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numeral m (feminine singular numerale, masculine plural numeraux, feminine plural numerales)

  1. numeral; numerical
    • 1474, Mystere de l'Incarnation, author unknown
      Numerales proporcions
      Numerical proportions

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Portuguese[edit]

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From Latin numerālis.

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numeral m, f (plural numerais; uncomparable)

  1. (linguistics) numeral