math

1
[ math ]
/ mæθ /

noun


Nearby words

  1. maternity benefit,
  2. maternity leave,
  3. maternity ward,
  4. mateship,
  5. matey,
  6. math.,
  7. matha,
  8. mathematic,
  9. mathematical,
  10. mathematical expectation

Origin of math

1
shortened form

math

2
[ math ]
/ mæθ /

noun British Dialect.

a mowing.
the crop mowed.

Origin of math

2
1575–85; probably back formation from aftermath; compare Old English mǣth; cognate with German Mahd

math

3
[ muhth ]
/ mʌθ /

noun

an order of Hindu monks.
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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British Dictionary definitions for math

math

/ (mæθ) /

noun

US and Canadian informal short for mathematics Brit equivalent: maths

math.

/ US and Canadian /

abbreviation for

mathematics
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Word Origin and History for math
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