numeric numeric  /nu ˈmɛ rɪk/


  1. (adj) of or relating to or denoting numbers
  2. (adj) measured or expressed in numbers



  1. I looked at the Jitterbug Dial, so called because it has a numeric keypad.
  2. Brain Age has a hefty helping of sudoku puzzles, the numeric crosswords you may have heard of and might already be addicted to.
  3. Rather than assign waitlisters a numeric rank and pluck them from the top in order, most schools reassess the whole pool of kids to try to ensure a well-rounded campus.


  • Leominster woman celebrates 100th birthday

    LEOMINSTER -- Philomena "Phyllis" Novak let out a light squeal when she saw her birthday cake with 1-0-0 numeric candles Saturday.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Sentinel & Enterprise


  1. "We need to reflect now. We need to evaluate whether this is a political crisis or just a numeric one," said Justice Minister Clemente Mastella.
    on Feb 21, 2007 By: Clemente Mastella Source: Swissinfo

  2. "The answer to the second question is clearly not," Netanyahu said. "Yeah, we've lost a numeric count at the UN. But the quality count? No. The serious countries, the decent countries, they know the truth. They know the score." "They...
    on Jan 29, 2010 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. Jim Knight, the schools minister, said: "We agree that our culture does not value maths and mathematical skill highly enough and we know that employers are increasingly demanding sound numeric knowledge, but let's be clear: both GCSE and A-level...
    on Jun 2, 2008 By: Jim Knight Source:

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