# mathematics

- (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

## Related Words for mathematics

calculation, calculus, geometry, math, algebra, division, addition, multiplication, subtraction, numbers, trigonometry## Examples from the Web for mathematics

### Contemporary Examples of mathematics

The two scientific stories resort to the equivalent of Mathematics for Dummies andPhysics for Dummies.

“I think Sex Ed is equally, if not more, important than mathematics or English,” says Reign.

Muslims made many discoveries in mathematics, chemistry, physics, medicine, astronomy and psychology.

‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. ConsumerismDina Goldstein

November 8, 2014

And you can find it in any college in the country: the mathematics of monsters.

One old soldier is on the path to a doctorate in mathematics and another is a trained underwater welder.

### Historical Examples of mathematics

I was dreadfully dull at mathematics, but I wouldn't see it.

The HarborErnest Poole

Taxation is a problem in mathematics and national economics.

War TaxationOtto H. Kahn

Still, mathematics admit of other applications, as the Pythagoreans say, and we agree.

The RepublicPlato

But he has hitherto been unable to make the transition from mathematics to metaphysics.

TheaetetusPlato

These, and music and mathematics, are the chief parts of his education.

LawsPlato

## mathematics

- (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

## Word Origin for mathematics

## Word Origin and History for mathematics

1580s, plural of mathematic (see -ics). Originally denoting the mathematical sciences collectively, including geometry, astronomy, optics.

## mathematics

- 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.