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 for numerical equation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Numeric \Nu*mer"ic\, Numerical \Nu*mer"ic*al\, a. [Cf. F.
     num['e]rique. See Number, n.]
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     1. Belonging to number; denoting number; consisting in
        numbers; expressed by numbers, and not letters; as,
        numerical characters; a numerical equation; a numerical
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     Note: Numerical, as opposed to algebraical, is used to
           denote a value irrespective of its sign; thus, -5 is
           numerically greater than -3, though algebraically less.
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     2. The same in number; hence, identically the same;
        identical; as, the same numerical body. [Obs.] --South.
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              Would to God that all my fellow brethren, which with
              me bemoan the loss of their books, . . . might
              rejoice for the recovery thereof, though not the
              same numerical volumes.               --Fuller.
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     3. relating to or having ability to think in or work with
        numbers; as, tests for rating numerical aptitude.
        Contrasted with verbal.
     Syn: mathematical.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     Numerical equation (Alg.), an equation which has all the
        quantities except the unknown expressed in numbers; --
        distinguished from literal equation.
     Numerical value of an equation or expression, that deduced
        by substituting numbers for the letters, and reducing.
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