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math1

[math] /mæθ/
noun
Origin of math1
shortened form

math2

[math] /mæθ/
noun, British Dialect.
1.
a mowing.
2.
the crop mowed.
Origin
1575-85; probably back formation from aftermath; compare Old English mǣth; cognate with German Mahd

math3

[muhth] /mʌθ/
noun
1.
an order of Hindu monks.
Also, matha
[muhth-uh] /ˈmʌθ ə/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
First recorded in 1825-35, math is from the Sanskrit word maṭha hut
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  • The math is coming along so well with Taffy's help, keep on with it.

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  • But that math is right—it's got to be right, no other conclusion is possible.

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  • Tom was well-grounded in math, had to be for his job as pilot.

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  • But not being a math expert, he had never missed not being allowed to see them.

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  • “Try Joe Pepper's room; he's in math recitation,” said Jenk suddenly.

British Dictionary definitions for math

math

/mæθ/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian, informal) short for mathematics Brit equivalent maths

math.

abbreviation
1.
mathematics
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Word Origin and History for math
n.1

American English shortening of mathematics, 1890; the British preference, maths, is attested from 1911.

n.2

"a mowing," Old English mæð "mowing, cutting of grass," from Proto-Germanic *mediz (cf. Old Frisian meth, Old High German mad, German Mahd "mowing, hay crop"), from PIE *me- "to cut down grass or grain with a sickle or scythe" (see mow).

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Slang definitions & phrases for math

math

noun

Mathematics (Students)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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