Roman numeral


Roman numeral
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
Ant: ↑Arabic numeral
Hypernyms: ↑numeral, ↑number

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noun, pl ⋯ -als [count]
: one of the letters that were used by the ancient Romans to represent numbers and that are still used today

In Roman numerals “X” is equal to the number 10.

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ARABIC NUMERAL

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ˌRoman ˈnumeral [Roman numeral] noun
one of the letters used by the ancient Romans to represent numbers and still used today, in some situations. In this system I = 1, V = 5, X = 10, L = 50, C = 100, D = 500, M = 1 000 and these letters are used in combinations to form other numbers

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