# mathematical

[math-uh-mat-i-kuh l]

- 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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Also math·e·mat·ic.

## Origin of mathematical^{}

## Synonyms

See more synonyms for mathematical on Thesaurus.com3. exact, precise, meticulous, rigorous.

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## Examples from the Web for mathematically

### Contemporary Examples

#### 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.

#### OkCupid This classic dating service provides a slew of questions to mathematically match you up with a compatible date.

#### 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

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

Essays, First SeriesRalph Waldo Emerson

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

Ethics in ServiceWilliam Howard Taft

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

The Civilization of IlliteracyMihai Nadin

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

Crime and PunishmentFyodor Dostoevsky

#### The proportions in which chemicals will mix is mathematically fixed.

The Other Side of EvolutionAlexander Patterson

## 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 mathematically

## mathematical

### adj.

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

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