# math^{1}

[math]

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## Origin of math^{1}

shortened form

# math^{2}

[math]

- a mowing.
- the crop mowed.

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## Origin of math^{2}

# math^{3}

[muhth]

- an order of Hindu monks.

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Also ma·tha [muhth-uh] /ˈmʌθ ə/.

## Origin of math^{3}

First recorded in 1825–35, math is from the Sanskrit word maṭha hut

# math.

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## Examples from the Web for math

### Contemporary Examples

#### Supporters pointed to math and literacy gains, while critics noted that those improvements disappeared in elementary school.

#### Hotline shows you something very moving about watching a teacher patiently explaining a math problem down the phone.

#### Though the math gets a little fuzzy from here, Mayo Shattuck divorced his wife of almost 20 years, Jennifer, in 1995.

#### Rowaida Yousef, as she calls herself, used to be a math teacher and citizen journalist in Damascus.

#### He told the story about the grief he got from Mr. Sapolsky, the math teacher.

### Historical Examples

#### The math is coming along so well with Taffy's help, keep on with it.

PhyllisDorothy Whitehill

#### But that Math is right—it's got to be right, no other conclusion is possible.

The Skylark of SpaceEdward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby

#### Tom was well-grounded in math, had to be for his job as pilot.

Eight Keys to EdenMark Irvin Clifton

#### But not being a math expert, he had never missed not being allowed to see them.

Next Door, Next WorldRobert Donald Locke

#### “Try Joe Pepper's room; he's in math recitation,” said Jenk suddenly.

Five Little Peppers at SchoolMargaret Sidney

# math

- US and Canadian informal short for mathematics Brit equivalent: maths

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# math.

- mathematics

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## Word Origin and History for math

### n.1

American English shortening of mathematics, 1890; the British preference, maths, is attested from 1911.

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### n.2

"a mowing," Old English mæð "mowing, cutting of grass," from Proto-Germanic *mediz (cf. Old Frisian meth, Old High German mad, German Mahd "mowing, hay crop"), from PIE *me- "to cut down grass or grain with a sickle or scythe" (see mow).

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