roman numeral

What is roman numeral?

roman numeral meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A system of numerals developed by the ancient Romans, used throughout Europe prior to the introduction of arabic numerals in the 11th century. Capital letters of the Latin alphabet are used to indicate number, either alone (I = 1, V = 5, X = 10, L = 50, C = 100, D = 500, and M = 1,000) or in combination, according to established conventions (IV = 4, VI = 6, IX = 9, XI = 11, etc.). In printing, roman numerals are used for chapter headings, plates, lists, dates, and in lowercase, to paginate the front matter of books. Click here to learn more about roman numerals in Wikipedia, and here to use an Arabic-Roman Numerals Converter.


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