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[math-uh-mat-i-kuh l] /ˌmæθ əˈmæt ɪ kəl/
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.
Also, mathematic.
Origin of mathematical
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin mathēmatic(us) pertaining to mathematics + -al1
Related forms
mathematically, adverb
nonmathematic, adjective
nonmathematical, adjective
nonmathematically, adverb
semimathematical, adjective
semimathematically, adverb
supermathematical, adjective
supermathematically, adverb
unmathematical, adjective
unmathematically, adverb
3. exact, precise, meticulous, rigorous. Unabridged
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  • But Shelley's world was the world of the utilitarian Godwin and the mathematical Condorcet.

  • Brocq could not place her with that mathematical exactitude dear to his scientific mind.

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  • He has been experimenting in mathematical physics, and I have been assisting him.

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  • The way to it was through the mathematical sciences, and these too were dependent on it.

    The Republic Plato
  • This is to be acquired through the study of the mathematical sciences.

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British Dictionary definitions for mathematical


/ˌmæθəˈmætɪkəl; ˌmæθˈmæt-/
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
Derived Forms
mathematically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for mathematical

early 15c., from Latin mathematicus (see mathematic) + -al (1). Related: Mathematically.

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