Roman numeral


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Roman numeral

(rō′măn)
One of the letters used by the ancient Romans for numeration, as distinct from the arabic numerals that we now use. In Roman notation, values are changed either by adding one or more symbols to the initial symbol or by subtracting a symbol to the right of it. For example, V is 5, IV is 4, and VI is 6. Hence, because X is 10, IX is 9 and XI is 11.
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