numeral system


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to numeral system: number system, Binary numeral system

numeral system

[′nüm·rəl ‚sis·təm]
(mathematics)
References in periodicals archive ?
The Exploratorium described Arab discoveries; contributions in astronomy that mapped the solar system and prepared the way for Copernicus, physicians who described the body organs and prepared the way for Harvey, cartographers who mapped the known European, African and Asian world before the voyages of Vasco da Gama, and mathematicians who refined Greek mathematics, introduced spherical geometry, algebra and the Arabic numeral system that included the Indian "zero.
Though Gerbert recognized its advantages as a simplified mathematical tool, it would be centuries before Europeans progressed from using the clumsy Roman numeral system.
Luckily, the Roman numeral system uses a bar over a letter to multiply it by 1,000.
Blazek's book--had reigned from the times of reconstructable proto-languages, one can hardly suppose what happens when one numeral system replaces or grows up from another.
It also includes comments and comparisons with the Chiapaneco numeral system in order to establish the form Chorotega cardinal numbers had.