numerical numerical  /nu ˈmɛ rə kəl/


  1. (adj) measured or expressed in numbers
  2. (adj) of or relating to or denoting numbers
  3. (adj) relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers


  1. They attempt primarily to gauge four abilities: verbal and numerical skills, spatial relations and reasoning.
  2. Now he's moved on to another numerical brainteaser, KenKen, which boasts something Sudoku does not: actual math.
  3. CON: Each review is boiled down to a numerical grade from 1 to 10, which can be helpful, as some of the writing merits a mere 3.


  1. Is There Truly a No. 1 Golfer Right Now?

    Based on sheer numbers derived by the Official World Golf Ranking , Tiger Woods has earned the right to be the No. 1 player in the world.  But with the way he is playing currently, does he deserve to be there?  If this were a voting proposition rather than one based on a numerical ranking service, would you name Tiger No. 1 right now?  And, if not Tiger, then who? How about no one?  When you ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Samsung Announces New Windows8/Android ATIV Tablets

    Back in April, Samsung re-branded all of its laptops under the ATIV brand. The manufacturer’s ultrabooks, all-in-ones, and smart PCs now go by ATIV Books, ATIV Ones, and ATIV Tabs with different numerical monikers. In case that’s not confusing enough …
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WebProNews

  3. IRS Employee Used Politics Standard Denied by Executive

    The Internal Revenue Service used a numerical test for deciding whether nonprofit groups were too political to qualify for a tax exemption, said an agency employee, contradicting a former IRS executive’s statement.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "Accompanying the numerical projections will be a discussion - a projections narrative if you will - that summarizes participants' views of the major forces shaping the outlook, discusses the sources of risk to that outlook and describes the...
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Ben Bernanke Source: CBS News

  2. "Many Sunnis continue to see their political pre-eminence as a birthright. And most Shiites believe that their numerical superiority and the oppression they suffered under Saddam Hussein give them the right to dominate the new Iraq," one war...
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Richard Lugar Source: USA Today

  3. "I think opinion is divided on whether it is easier to participate by setting a numerical target or whether it is easier without it," Foreign Minister Taro Aso said earlier this week. "We need to make sure that major emitter nations .........
    on May 24, 2007 By: Taro Aso Source: Forbes

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