Numeral

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Numeral

Description

A numeral is the symbol representing a specific number. A numeral is the figure of a number, with different notation types used as a figure (VIII and 8 for Roman and Arabic numerals; 八 and 捌 for practical and financial Chinese). A numeral may consist of one or more characters or digits. 60 and 60.00 are different numerals consisting of two and four digits, respectively, which represent the same number sixty. Sixty is the name of the number 60, with the meaning 'number 60'. N is not a numeral but a symbol representing the entity 'number'. The equation N=60 assignes the numerical value 60 to the entity 'number'. The numeral 60 is a symbol for a pure number that equals 6 times 10 (or 2 times 30; or 1 times 60).


Reference: MitoFit 2020.4

Communicated by Gnaiger Erich 2020-08-04
in: Anastrophe XX Entity X and the elementary unit x of A X-mass Carol

Numerals and words

Numerals in the domain of numerical systems can be seen to be isomorphic with words in the domain of language. Numerals consist of digits, whereas words consist of letters. Digits and letters are characters or symbols. 8 and eight are the numeral and the word representing the same concept in numerical notation and word notation. That makes numerals and words isomorphic.
Table: Isomorphic units in the domain of language and numeral systems
Language Numeral system
Symbol Character
Letter Digit
Word Numeral
Term Number
Sentence Equation


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