Meaning of MATHEMATICS in English


ˌmathəˈmad.]iks, -at], ]ēks sometimes mathˈma-\ noun plural but usually singular in construction

( also math·e·mat·ic )

Etymology: mathematics probably from Middle French mathematiques, from plural of mathematique mathematical; mathematic from Middle English mathematique, from Latin mathematica, from Greek mathēmatikē, from feminine of mathēmatikos mathematical, scientific — more at mathematical

1. : a science that deals with the relationship and symbolism of numbers and magnitudes and that includes quantitative operations and the solution of quantitative problems — see formalism 1d, intuitionism 3, logicism 2b


a. : operations or processes involved in the solution of mathematical problems

a problem requiring some very complicated mathematics

b. : application or use of mathematics

your mathematics are not so good

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