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arithmetic

[ noun uh-rith-muh-tik; adjective ar-ith-met-ik ]
/ noun 蓹藞r瑟胃 m蓹 t瑟k; adjective 藢忙r 瑟胃藞m蓻t 瑟k /
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noun
the method or process of computation with figures: the most elementary branch of mathematics.
Also called higher arithmetic, theoretical arithmetic. the theory of numbers; the study of the divisibility of whole numbers, the remainders after division, etc.
a book on this subject.
adjective ar路ith路met路ic [ar-ith-met-ik] /藢忙r 瑟胃藞m蓻t 瑟k/
Also ar路ith路met路i路cal. of or relating to arithmetic.
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Origin of arithmetic

1200鈥50; <Latin arithm膿tica, feminine singular of arithm膿ticus<Greek arithm膿tik岣 (t茅chn膿) (art, skill) of numbers, equivalent to arithm茅(ein) to reckon + -t(o)- verbal adjective + -ik岣-ic; replacing Middle English arsmet(r)ike<Old French arismetique<Medieval Latin arism膿tica, with s for Late Greek th

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British Dictionary definitions for arithmetic

arithmetic
/ (蓹藞r瑟胃m蓹t瑟k) /

noun
the branch of mathematics concerned with numerical calculations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
one or more calculations involving numerical operations
knowledge of or skill in using arithmetichis arithmetic is good
adjective (藢忙r瑟胃藞m蓻t瑟k) 藢arith'metical
of, relating to, or using arithmetic

Derived forms of arithmetic

arithmetically, adverbarithmetician, noun

Word Origin for arithmetic

C13: from Latin arithm膿tica, from Greek arithm膿tik膿, from arithmein to count, from arithmos number
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Scientific definitions for arithmetic

arithmetic
[ 蓹-r沫thm沫-t沫k ]

The mathematics of integers, rational numbers, real numbers, or complex numbers under the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
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