# mathematics

[math-uh-mat-iks]

- (used with a singular verb) the systematic treatment of magnitude, relationships between figures and forms, and relations between quantities expressed symbolically.
- (used with a singular or plural verb) mathematical procedures, operations, or properties.

## Origin of mathematics^{}

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## Examples from the Web for mathematics

### Contemporary Examples

#### The two scientific stories resort to the equivalent of Mathematics for Dummies andPhysics for Dummies.

#### “I think Sex Ed is equally, if not more, important than mathematics or English,” says Reign.

#### Muslims made many discoveries in mathematics, chemistry, physics, medicine, astronomy and psychology.

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#### And you can find it in any college in the country: the mathematics of monsters.

#### One old soldier is on the path to a doctorate in mathematics and another is a trained underwater welder.

### Historical Examples

#### I was dreadfully dull at mathematics, but I wouldn't see it.

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#### Taxation is a problem in mathematics and national economics.

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#### Still, mathematics admit of other applications, as the Pythagoreans say, and we agree.

The RepublicPlato

#### But he has hitherto been unable to make the transition from mathematics to metaphysics.

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#### These, and music and mathematics, are the chief parts of his education.

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# mathematics

- (functioning as singular) a group of related sciences, including algebra, geometry, and calculus, concerned with the study of number, quantity, shape, and space and their interrelationships by using a specialized notation
- (functioning as singular or plural) mathematical operations and processes involved in the solution of a problem or study of some scientific field

## Word Origin

C14: mathematik (n), via Latin from Greek (adj), from mathēma a science, mathēmatikos (adj); related to manthanein to learn

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## Word Origin and History for mathematics

### n.

1580s, plural of mathematic (see -ics). Originally denoting the mathematical sciences collectively, including geometry, astronomy, optics.

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# mathematics

[măth′ə-măt′ĭks]

- The study of the measurement, relationships, and properties of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols. Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and calculus are branches of mathematics.

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# mathematics

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