adjective ar·ith·met·ic [ar-ith-met-ik] /ˌær ɪθˈmɛt ɪk/
Origin of arithmetic
Examples from the Web for 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.Obama Could Win in 2014 Midterms by Losing Legislative Battles Now|Eleanor Clift|April 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I asked the guy, “Do we have to do some arithmetic that comes out to $292?”Meet Mark Kleiman, the Man Who Will Be Washington State’s Pot Czar|Abby Haglage|March 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This article has been corrected to rectify an arithmetic mistake.
Jane is an excellent cook, and well worth the £75 a year or whatever it is we pay her; but arithmetic gives her a headache.Once a Week|Alan Alexander Milne
The old Egyptians made some fine developments of arithmetic.Education: How Old The New|James J. Walsh
Formal mental instruction is still given to a large extent, and the older children are taught reading, writing and arithmetic.
Here was a fling at Benjamin's dislike of arithmetic when he was sent to school.The Printer Boy.|William M. Thayer
In the same way, Arithmetic may be defined as destined to the determination of the values of functions.The philosophy of mathematics|Auguste Comte
British Dictionary definitions for arithmetic
adjective (ˌærɪθˈmɛtɪk) ˌarith'metical
Word Origin for arithmetic
Word Origin and History for arithmetic
mid-13c., arsmetike, from Old French arsmetique (12c.), from Latin arithmetica, from Greek arithmetike (tekhne) "(the) counting (art)," fem. of arithmetikos "of or for reckoning, arithmetical," from arithmos "number, counting, amount," from PIE root *re(i)- "to reason, count" (cf. Old English, Old High German rim "number;" Old Irish rim "number," dorimu "I count;" Latin ritus "religious custom;" see read).
Originally in English also arsmetrik, on folk etymology from Medieval Latin ars metrica; spelling corrected early 16c. Replaced native tælcræft, literally "tell-craft."