- 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
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3. exact, precise, meticulous, rigorous.
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Examples from the Web for mathematical
It takes Sharp four hours to get into character: “I take joy in the mathematical, symmetrical precision and perfectness of Bach.”The Brit Who Stormed Broadway
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He majored in mathematical physics, studying mind-bending theories of quantum mechanics and partial differential equations.How the NSA Became a Killing Machine
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Kempton subsequently offered what he reasoned to be mathematical proof of her powers.Tupac and Murray Kempton: The Godfather Who Wore Tweed
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All Facebook will see is cyphertext—the mathematical gibberish computers generate to thwart spying eyes.Crypto for the Masses: Here’s How You Can Resist the NSA
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But Shelley's world was the world of the utilitarian Godwin and the mathematical Condorcet.Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle
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Brocq could not place her with that mathematical exactitude dear to his scientific mind.A Nest of Spies
He has been experimenting in mathematical physics, and I have been assisting him.The Einstein See-Saw
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The way to it was through the mathematical sciences, and these too were dependent on it.
This is to be acquired through the study of the mathematical sciences.
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
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Word Origin and History for mathematical
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