# mathematical

[math-uh-mat-i-kuhl]

- 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.

Also math·e·mat·ic.

## Origin of mathematical

1400–50; late Middle English <

Latin mathēmatic(us) pertaining to

mathematics +

-al^{1} Related formsmath·e·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·math·e·mat·ic, adjectivenon·math·e·mat·i·cal, adjectivenon·math·e·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·math·e·mat·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·math·e·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbsu·per·math·e·mat·i·cal, adjectivesu·per·math·e·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbun·math·e·mat·i·cal, adjectiveun·math·e·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb## Synonyms for mathematical

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## Examples from the Web for mathematically

### Contemporary Examples of mathematically

It helps that he is the opposite of Christopher, he says: “socially good and mathematically disabled.”

Hockey outcomes are not obstacles to the mathematically impaired.

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Mathematically, no other candidate can come close to the delegate threshold.

And it is mathematically impossible for any candidate to win the requisite number of delegates until late April or early May.

### Historical Examples of mathematically

All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.

Why, it would seem to be mathematically demonstrable that that is absurd.

The mathematically gifted had no problem in learning the new math.

I should like to make a proof, so to say, mathematically clear.

The proportions in which chemicals will mix is mathematically fixed.

British Dictionary definitions for mathematically## mathematical

### less commonly mathematic

- 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

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Word Origin and History for mathematicallyadj.early 15c., from Latin mathematicus (see mathematic) + -al (1). Related: Mathematically.

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