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** αριθμός**is the word for number in mathematics and always the correct word : μονοί, ζυγοί αριθμοί/ odd, even numbers etc. Also: αριθμός ταυτότητας/ identification number etc. Ο αριθμός των θυμάτων/ the number of victims. I would not use

*νούμερο*in these cases.

τυχερό νούμερο/ lucky number, νούμερο τηλεφώνου/ phone number and things like that but you can also use *αριθμός*. Size is νούμερο

What do you mean??? I do not understand you at all.
Both ** cardinal and algebraic numbers** are

**in Greek or**

*αριθμοί*1.** cardinal number** =

**was introduced by G. Cantor to measure the size of sets**

*πληθικός αριθμός*=*algebraic number**αλγεβρικός αριθμός*

ΟΡΙΣΜΟΣ Ένας αριθμός α καλείται αλγεβρικός αν είναι ρίζα ενός μη μηδενικού πολυωνύμου με ρητές συντελετές

DEFINITION: Α number α is called algebraic if it is a root of a non-zero polynomial with rational coefficients

I feel like 'numeral' would make a difference here (in this particular case) in English.

*Number* is a count or a measurement.

*Numeral* a symbol or name that stands for a number.

The number is our idea, and the numeral is the way of expressing it.

Here, I feel like we are referring to the idea rather than the actual numeral. That is just my opinion though. ^.^