- (used with a singular verb) the systematic treatment of magnitude, relationships between figures and forms, and relations between quantities expressed symbolically.
- (used with a singular or plural verb) mathematical procedures, operations, or properties.
Origin of mathematics
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Examples from the Web for mathematics
The two scientific stories resort to the equivalent of Mathematics for Dummies andPhysics for Dummies.Why Can’t Movies Capture Genius?
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And you can find it in any college in the country: the mathematics of monsters.The Math That Keeps Helping College Rapists
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One old soldier is on the path to a doctorate in mathematics and another is a trained underwater welder.Memorial Days After Mourning Has Passed
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I was dreadfully dull at mathematics, but I wouldn't see it.The Harbor
Taxation is a problem in mathematics and national economics.War Taxation
Otto H. Kahn
Still, mathematics admit of other applications, as the Pythagoreans say, and we agree.The Republic
But he has hitherto been unable to make the transition from mathematics to metaphysics.Theaetetus
These, and music and mathematics, are the chief parts of his education.Laws
- (functioning as singular) a group of related sciences, including algebra, geometry, and calculus, concerned with the study of number, quantity, shape, and space and their interrelationships by using a specialized notation
- (functioning as singular or plural) mathematical operations and processes involved in the solution of a problem or study of some scientific field
C14: mathematik (n), via Latin from Greek (adj), from mathēma a science, mathēmatikos (adj); related to manthanein to learn
Word Origin and History for mathematics
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The study of the measurement, relationships, and properties of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols. Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and calculus are branches of mathematics.
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