Roman numerals


Roman numerals
The system of numerals using Roman numerals.

Roman numerals is the system used on some clocks.


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  • Roman numerals — are a numeral system originating in ancient Rome, adapted from Etruscan numerals. The system used in classical antiquity was slightly modified in the Middle Ages to produce a system used today. It is based on certain letters which are given… …   Wikipedia

  • Roman numerals — n. the Roman letters used as numerals until the 10th cent. A.D.: in Roman numerals I = 1, V = 5, X = 10, L = 50, C = 100, D = 500, and M = 1,000 Other numbers are formed from these by adding or subtracting: the value of a symbol following another …   English World dictionary

  • Roman Numerals —   Roman Numerals   I 1   II 2   III 3   IV 4   V 5   VI 6   VII 7   VIII 8   IX 9   X 10   XI 11   XII 12   XIII 13   XIV 14   XV 15   XVI 16   XVII 17   XVIII 18   XIX 19   XX 20   XXI 21 …   International financial encyclopaedia

  • Roman numerals — are used less often than formerly, but still appear on older clock faces, on the preliminary pages of books, and to represent dates that follow the copyright symbol in the credits of cinema films and television productions. The main principle is… …   Modern English usage

  • Roman numerals — the numerals in the ancient Roman system of notation, still used for certain limited purposes, as in some pagination, dates on buildings, etc. The common basic symbols are I (=1), V (=5), X (=10), L (=50), C (=100), D (=500), and M (=1000). The… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roman numerals — /roʊmən ˈnjumərəlz / (say rohmuhn nyoohmuhruhlz) plural noun the numerals in the ancient Roman system of notation, still used for certain limited purposes. The common basic symbols are I (1), V (5), X (10), L (50), C (100), D (500), and M (1000) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Roman numerals — the numerals in the ancient Roman system of notation, still used for certain limited purposes, as in some pagination, dates on buildings, etc. The common basic symbols are I (=1), V (=5), X (=10), L (=50), C (=100), D (=500), and M (=1000). The… …   Universalium

  • roman numerals — Римские цифры (Roman numerals)     Римская система нумерации с помощью букв была распространена в Европе на протяжении двух тысяч лет. Только в позднем средневековье ее сменила более удобная для вычислений десятичная система цифр [знаки,… …   Шрифтовая терминология

  • Roman numerals — Ro′man nu′merals n. pl. the numerals in the ancient Roman system of notation, still used occasionally, as in pagination and dates on buildings. The basic symbols are I(=1), V(=5), X(=10), L(=50), C(=100), D(=500), and M(=1000). If a letter is… …   From formal English to slang

  • Roman numerals — used in ichthyology to indicate spines as opposed to soft rays in fish fins, and may also appear on older European literature as year of publication: I = 1, II = 2, III= 3, IV = 4, V = 5, VI = 6, VII = 7, VIII = 8, IX = 9, X =10, XI = 11, XII =… …   Dictionary of ichthyology


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