Math vs. MathsBoth math and maths are short for the word mathematics. Math is the preferred term in the United States and Canada. Maths is the preferred term in England, Australia, and most other English-speaking places.
Origin of mathematical induction
First recorded in 1830–40
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Culture definitions for mathematical induction
A method of proof in which a statement is proved for one step in a process, and it is shown that if the statement holds for that step, it holds for the next.
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