mathematical

[math-uh-mat-i-kuhl]

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.

Nearby words

  1. matey,
  2. math,
  3. math.,
  4. matha,
  5. mathematic,
  6. mathematical expectation,
  7. mathematical induction,
  8. mathematical logic,
  9. mathematical probability,
  10. mathematician

Also math·e·mat·ic.

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

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 Formsmathematically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for mathematical

mathematical

adj.

early 15c., from Latin mathematicus (see mathematic) + -al (1). Related: Mathematically.

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