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# arithmetic

[ noun *uh*-**rith**-m*uh*-tik; adjective ar-ith-**met**-ik ]

## noun

- the method or process of computation with figures: the most elementary branch of mathematics.
- Also called
**higher arithmetic,**. the theory of numbers; the study of the divisibility of whole numbers, the remainders after division, etc. - a book on this subject.

## adjective

- Also
**arithmetical.**of or relating to arithmetic.

arithmetic

/ əˈrɪθmətɪk /

## 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 arithmetic
*his arithmetic is good*

## adjective

- of, relating to, or using arithmetic

arithmetic

/ ə-rĭth**′**mĭ-tĭk /

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

## Derived Forms

**ˌarithˈmetically**, adverb**aˌrithmeˈtician**, noun

## Other Words From

**ar·ith·met·i·cal·ly**adverb**non·ar·ith·met·ic**adjective**non·ar·ith·met·i·cal**adjective**non·ar·ith·met·i·cal·ly**adverb**un·ar·ith·met·i·cal**adjective**un·ar·ith·met·i·cal·ly**adverb

## Word History and Origins

Origin of arithmetic^{1}

*Latin*

*arithmētica,*feminine singular of

*arithmēticus*<

*Greek*

*arithmētikḗ*(

*téchnē*) (art, skill) of numbers, equivalent to

*arithmé*(

*ein*) to reckon +

*-t*(

*o*)- verbal adjective +

*-ikḗ*-ic; replacing

*Middle English*

*arsmet*(

*r*)

*ike*<

*Old French*

*arismetique*<

*Medieval Latin*

*arismētica,*with

*s*for

*Late Greek*

*th*

## Word History and Origins

Origin of arithmetic^{1}

*arithmētica,*from Greek

*arithmētikē,*from

*arithmein*to count, from

*arithmos*number

## Example Sentences

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These are tropes that mathematicians like to use, and I think they’re very alienating to people who, for one reason or other, did not learn about modular arithmetic in kindergarten.

Roth was able to show that after a finite number of such distillations, you have a set so dense that it must contain arithmetic progressions.

You could, for example, walk down the number line and keep every number that doesn’t complete an arithmetic progression.

You might wonder, though, if there are significantly denser number sets that still avoid arithmetic progressions.

Anything with the Count (Count von Count if you're inclined to be formal) taught numbers and basic arithmetic through songs.

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.

Well, a simple arithmetic count of the “top 100” reveals that there were only 75 books!

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

It fell into the three more or less isolated subjects of arithmetic, algebra and Euclid.

Up to this I had always imagined that I disliked everything in the shape of arithmetic.

The third introduces a man in old Colburn's Arithmetic, driving his sheep or geese to market.

He heard the arithmetic class reciting and learned that only things of the same denomination can be subtracted from each other.

Suppose you send her up, Flora—you must want to go and draw or practice, and she may do her arithmetic here, or read to me.

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