What Is the Difference Between a Number and a Numeral?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 8:42:40 AM ET
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A number is a theoretical concept, and a numeral is the way that people denote that concept. A numeral contains one or more written symbols, but a number can be expressed in a range of ways. Number and numeral are often used interchangeably, but there is a slight difference between them.