**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** — /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) …

**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** — noun The system of numerals using Roman numerals. Roman numerals is the system used on some clocks … Wiktionary

**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 (game)** — Roman numerals or poo bum dickie is a drinking game played by a moderate gathering of people, all with alcoholic beverages. [http://www.collegehumor.com/article:1729562 Old Fashioned Fun , CollegeHumor.com, May 4, 2007] ] The premise is that… … Wikipedia

**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