Numeric vs Mathematical - What's the difference?

numeric | mathematical |


As adjectives the difference between numeric and mathematical

is that numeric is of, or relating to numbers, especially the characters while mathematical is of, or relating to mathematics.

As a noun numeric

is (mathematics) any number, proper or improper fraction, or incommensurable ratio.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

numeric

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to numbers, especially the characters .
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (mathematics) Any number, proper or improper fraction, or incommensurable ratio.
  • mathematical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to mathematics
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  • * 1897 , (Thomas Hardy), (The Well-Beloved)
  • Smaller and smaller she waned up the rigid mathematical road, still gazing at the soldier aloft, as Pierston gazed at her.
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  • Although Galileo had designed a pendulum clock, he never actually constructed one. The first pendulum clock was constructed by the Dutch physicist Christian Huygens (1629–1695) in 1657. He also developed the mathematical theory of the pendulum. Newton also studied the motion of a pendulum and experimented with pendulums made of different materials and of different lengths.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Sarah Glaz
  • , title= Ode to Prime Numbers , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Some poems, echoing the purpose of early poetic treatises on scientific principles, attempt to elucidate the mathematical' concepts that underlie prime numbers. Others play with primes’ cultural associations. Still others derive their structure from ' mathematical patterns involving primes.}}
  • Possible but highly improbable