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Numerals: numerals are symbols used to represent numbers. There are different systems of building numerals according to the supply of elementary symbols for the construction of the numerals. Examples are the Roman numerals and the Arabic numerals, but also the binary system, decimal system, hexadecimal system. It is necessary that there are fewer elementary symbols than numbers, as it would otherwise be impossible to learn them and to calculate with them. The properties of the numerical systems influence our numeracy. These properties are not to be confused with the properties of the numbers, which are independent of their representation in numerical form. See also numbers, counting, symbols, names, numeric names, numeric words.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Brandom, Robert Numerals   Brandom, Robert
Thiel, Christian Numerals   Thiel, Christian
Waismann, Friedrich Numerals   Waismann, Friedrich

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