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numeral

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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
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Etymology

From Middle French numéral.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
numeral

Plural
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  1. 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.

Quotations

  • 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".

Synonyms

  • (word or symbol representing a number): number

Derived terms

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Translations


Galician

Noun

numeral m. (plural numerais)

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

Interlingua

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /numeˈral/

Adjective

numeral

  1. numeral

Noun

numeral

  1. numeral

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