arithmetic
[ noun uhrithmuhtik; adjective arithmetik ]
/ noun əˈrɪθ mə tɪk; adjective ˌær ɪθˈmɛt ɪk /

noun
the method or process of computation with figures: the most elementary branch of mathematics.
Also called higher arithmetic, theoretical arithmetic. the theory of numbers; the study of the divisibility of whole numbers, the remainders after division, etc.
a book on this subject.
adjective ar·ith·met·ic [arithmetik] /ˌær ɪθˈmɛt ɪk/
Also ar·ith·met·i·cal. of or relating to arithmetic.
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Origin of arithmetic
1200–50; < 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
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British Dictionary definitions for arithmetically
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 arithmetichis arithmetic is good
adjective (ˌærɪθˈmɛtɪk) ˌarith'metical
of, relating to, or using arithmetic
Derived Forms
arithmetically, adverbarithmetician, nounWord Origin for arithmetic
C13: from Latin arithmētica, from Greek arithmētikē, from arithmein to count, from arithmos number
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Science definitions for arithmetically
arithmetic
[ ərĭth′mĭtĭk ]
The mathematics of integers, rational numbers, real numbers, or complex numbers under the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
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