# arithmetic

*arithmetic*on Thesaurus.com

the method or process of computation with figures: the most elementary branch of mathematics.

Also called higher arithmetic, the·o·ret·i·cal a·rith·me·tic [thee-uh-ret-i-kuhluh-rith-muh-tik] /ˌθi əˈrɛt ɪ kəl əˈrɪθ mə tɪk/ . the theory of numbers; the study of the divisibility of whole numbers, the remainders after division, etc.

a book on this subject.

Also arithmetical. of or relating to arithmetic.

## Origin of arithmetic

^{1}

## Other words from arithmetic

- 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

## Words Nearby arithmetic

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## British Dictionary definitions for arithmetic

/ (əˈrɪθmətɪk) /

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

of, relating to, or using arithmetic

## Origin of arithmetic

^{1}

## Derived forms of arithmetic

- arithmetically, adverb
- arithmetician, noun

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## Scientific definitions for 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.

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