# arithmetic

### noun

### adjective ar·ith·met·ic [ar-ith-met-ik] /ˌær ɪθˈmɛt ɪk/

## Origin of arithmetic

## Related Words for arithmetic

calculation, computation, division, reckoning, addition, subtraction, multiplication, estimation## Examples from the Web for arithmetic

### Contemporary Examples of arithmetic

The J-K shooting was simple enough, in that it was a matter of arithmetic logic that one of them was telling the truth.

NEW DELHI, India — Narendra Modi is to be the new prime minister of India, and the arithmetic of his victory is stunning.

“The president has promised to change the arithmetic,” says Rothenberg.

I asked the guy, “Do we have to do some arithmetic that comes out to $292?”

This article has been corrected to rectify an arithmetic mistake.

### Historical Examples of arithmetic

He had his slate-pencil and arithmetic book, and prepared himself to do his examples.

Rico and WiseliJohanna Spyri

Only arithmetic now, and he would be through with the working part of the day.

I am studying spelling, geography, arithmetic, and the Third Reader.

She looked at the book, which looked exactly like Colburn's Arithmetic.

Five Mice in a Mouse-trapLaura E. Richards

Can we deny that a warrior should have a knowledge of arithmetic?

The RepublicPlato