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math

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[ math ]
/ mæθ /
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noun
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Origin of math

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First recorded in 1845–50; by shortening

Other definitions for math (2 of 4)

math2
[ math ]
/ mæθ /

noun British Dialect.
a mowing; a leveling or cutting down of grass, grain, etc., with a mowing machine or scythe.
the crop mowed.

Origin of math

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First recorded before 900; Middle English (bede)-mad, a kind of manorial duty to mow for one's lord, Old English mǣth “mowing, hay harvest”; cognate with German Mahd,Old Frisian mēth, Old Saxon mād(dag) “mowing (day)”; cf. aftermath, mow1, mow2

Other definitions for math (3 of 4)

math3
[ muhth ]
/ mʌθ /

noun
a Hindu monastery.
Also ma·tha [muhth-uh]. /ˈmʌθ ə/.

Origin of math

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First recorded in 1825–35; from Hindi maṭh, from Sanskrit maṭha “hut, cottage, cell, monastery”

Other definitions for math (4 of 4)

math.

abbreviation
mathematical.
mathematician.
mathematics.
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British Dictionary definitions for math (1 of 2)

math
/ (mæθ) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for math (2 of 2)

math.
/ US and Canadian /

abbreviation for
mathematics
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