Definition for NU-MER-A'TION

NU-MER-A'TION, n. [L. numeratio.]

  1. The act or art of numbering. Numeration is but still the adding of one unit more, and giving to the whole a new name or sign. Locke.
  2. In arithmetic, notation; the art of expressing in characters any number proposed in words, or of expressing in words any number proposed in characters; the act or art of writing or reading numbers. Thus we write 1000, for thousand, and 50, we read fifty.

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