# 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.

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## RELATED WORDS

analytical, scientific, numerical, measurable, algebraic, algorithmic, arithmetical, computative, geometrical, math

## Nearby words

- matey,
- math,
- math.,
- matha,
- mathematic,
- mathematical expectation,
- mathematical induction,
- mathematical logic,
- mathematical probability,
- mathematician

Also math·e·mat·ic.

## Origin of mathematical

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## mathematical

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

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