Meaning of ARITHMETIC in English


— arithmetically , adv.

n. /euh rith"meuh tik/ ; adj. /ar'ith met"ik/ , n.

1. the method or process of computation with figures: the most elementary branch of mathematics.

2. Also called higher arithmetic, theoretical arithmetic . the theory of numbers; the study of the divisibility of whole numbers, the remainders after division, etc.

3. a book on this subject.

adj. arithmetic

4. Also, arithmetical . of or pertaining to arithmetic.

[ 1200-50; arithmetica, fem. sing. of arithmeticus arithmetiké ( téchne ) (art, skill) of numbers, equiv. to arithmé ( ein ) to reckon + -t ( o )- verbal adj. + -iké -IC; r. ME arsmet ( r ) ike arismetique arismetica, with s for LGk th ]

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