2. The same in number; hence, identically the same; identical; as, the same numerical body. "Would to God that all my fellow brethren, which with me bemoan the loss of their books, . . . Might rejoice for the recovery thereof, though not the same numerical volumes.
<mathematics>" (Fuller) Numerical equation, an equation which has all the quantities except the unknown expressed in numbers; distinguished from literal equation. Numerical value of an equation or expression, that deduced by substituting numbers for the letters, and reducing.
Origin: Cf. F. Numerique. See Number.
(01 Mar 1998)
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