- of, relating to, or of the nature of mathematics: mathematical truth.
- employed in the operations of mathematics: mathematical instruments.
- having the exactness, precision, or certainty of mathematics.
Origin of mathematical
SynonymsSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for mathematic
It is a mathematic truth that “women decide elections,” as we constitute the majority of voters, even in midterm elections.Win Women, Win the Midterms
Kristen Soltis Anderson
April 15, 2014
We could not go back into the Mathematic lesson because we had been crying such a lot.A Young Girl's Diary
An Anonymous Young Girl
All the mathematic sharps in the colleges have told us gamblers the same thing.Smoke Bellew
For instance, let us take Lie's "transformation groups," mathematic contrivances used in the solution of certain theorems.The Mystery of Space
Robert T. Browne
The Mathematic Master was a lamb—so keen, and humorous, and just—a rageur at times, but that was only to be expected.A College Girl
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
But in the charm and mental movement produced by Music, Mathematic has certainly not the slightest share.Kant's Critique of Judgement
less commonly mathematic
- of, used in, or relating to mathematics
- characterized by or using the precision of mathematics; exact
- using, determined by, or in accordance with the principles of mathematics
Word Origin and History for mathematic
late 14c. as singular noun, replaced by early 17c. by mathematics, from Latin mathematica (plural), from Greek mathematike tekhne "mathematical science," feminine singular of mathematikos (adj.) "relating to mathematics, scientific, astronomical; disposed to learn," from mathema (genitive mathematos) "science, knowledge, mathematical knowledge; a lesson," literally "that which is learnt;" related to manthanein "to learn," from PIE root *mendh- "to learn" (cf. Greek menthere "to care," Lithuanian mandras "wide-awake," Old Church Slavonic madru "wise, sage," Gothic mundonsis "to look at," German munter "awake, lively"). As an adjective, 1540s, from French mathématique or directly from Latin mathematicus.