
Definition of Roman numeral
1. Noun. A symbol in the old Roman notation; I,V,X,L,C,D,M represent 1,5,10,50,100,500,1000 respectively in Arabic notation.
Definition of Roman numeral
1. Noun. A numeral represented using a Roman system involving the letters I, V, X, L, C, D, and M. ¹
2. Noun. (context: in the Roman numerals plural) The system using such letters. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roman Numeral
Literary usage of Roman numeral
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"L. The twelfth letter of the alphabet. ยก As a roman numeral it stands for 50.
.... roman numeral ..."
2. A Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American by Henry Campbell Black (1910)
"... as a roman numeral, stands for the number "fifty." It is also used as an
abbreviation for "law," "liber," (a. book,) "lord," and some ..."
3. Wentworth's Primary Arithmetic by George Albert Wentworth, E. M. Reed (1894)
"Express one with a roman numeral. Express jive with a roman numeral Express ten
with a ... Express fifty with a roman numeral. D stands for five hundred. ..."
4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1831)
"... change the position of it, and you have the Roman V, the numeral for five.
Two of these placed together, form the letter X, the roman numeral for ten. ..."
5. The First Steps in Number by George Albert Wentworth, E. M. Reed (1898)
"I will express fifty with a roman numeral (L = 50). ... Express one hundred with
a roman numeral. Look at the figures I have written on the board. ..."
6. The Doctrine of Permutations and Combinations: Being an Essential and by Jakob Bernoulli, John Wallis (1795)
"... vertical column on the lefthand fide of the table, under the roman numeral
I, is a feries of units, to wit, I, i, I, i, i, I, i, i, i, i, i, i, ..."