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Definition of "numerate" []

  • To enumerate; count. (verb-transitive)
  • Able to think and express oneself effectively in quantitative terms. (adjective)
  • Able to use numbers, esp in arithmetical operations (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To read (a numerical expression) (verb)

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Use "numerate" in a sentence
  • "The angle won't work on folks like me -- the numerate -- but since most Americans have poor math skills, you just might sell more books."
  • "These most hard-nosed and numerate of executives didn't think regulation or economic models were chiefly at fault, and they were entirely dismissive of the idea that banks had failed due to 'global circumstances beyond anyone's control.'"
  • "You will know how to work within a budget, be numerate, and you will have good computing skills."