See also: numéral
- (RP) enPR: nyo͞o'mərəl, IPA(key): /ˈnjuːməɹəl/
- (US) enPR: no͞o'mərəl, IPA(key): /ˈnumɝəl/
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numeral (plural numerals)
- 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.
- (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".
- (card games) A card whose rank is a number (usually including the ace as 1).
- Jacks, queens, and kings are not numerals.
- For usage examples of this term, see the citations page.
- (word or symbol representing a number): number
non-word symbol that represents a number
word or symbol representing a number
numeral (not comparable)
- numeral in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- numeral in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- numeral at OneLook Dictionary Search