Meaning of MATHEMATICS in English


/math'euh mat"iks/ , n.

1. ( used with a sing. v. ) the systematic treatment of magnitude, relationships between figures and forms, and relations between quantities expressed symbolically.

2. ( used with a sing. or pl. v. ) mathematical procedures, operations, or properties.

[ 1350-1400; ME mathematic mathematica ( ars ) mathematikè ( téchne ) scientific (craft), equiv. to mathemat- (s. of máthema ) science, knowledge + -ike, fem. of -ikos -IC; see -ICS ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .