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mathematical

[ math-uh-mat-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌmæθ əˈmæt ɪ kəl /
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adjective

of, relating to, or of the nature of mathematics: mathematical truth.
employed in the operations of mathematics: mathematical instruments.
having the exactness, precision, or certainty of mathematics.

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Origin of mathematical

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin mathēmatic(us) pertaining to mathematics + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for mathematical

mathematical

less commonly mathematic

/ (ˌmæθəˈmætɪkəl, ˌmæθˈmæt-) /

adjective

of, used in, or relating to mathematics
characterized by or using the precision of mathematics; exact
using, determined by, or in accordance with the principles of mathematics

Derived forms of mathematical

mathematically, adverb
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