adjective ar·ith·met·ic [ar-ith-met-ik] /ˌær ɪθˈmɛt ɪk/
Origin of arithmetic
Related Words for arithmeticalanalytical, scientific, numerical, demographic, numeral, measurable, algebraic, algorithmic, computative, geometrical, math, arithmetic, binary, exponent, fraction, fractional, integral, mathematical, statistical, differential
Examples from the Web for arithmetical
Historical Examples of arithmetical
There are forces in the world which work, not in an arithmetical, but in a geometrical ratio of increase.The Republic
We advance not in arithmetical but in geometrical progression.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
Then we have Arithmetical Puzzles, an immense class, full of diversity.The Canterbury Puzzles
Henry Ernest Dudeney
His labours to perfect his arithmetical machine had seriously impaired it.Pascal
His wealth increased not in arithmetical but in geometrical progression.Godfrey Morgan
adjective (ˌærɪθˈmɛtɪk) ˌarith'metical
Word Origin 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."