# maths

[ maths ]

/ mæθs /

### noun (used with a singular or plural verb) Chiefly British.

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## Origin of maths

by shortening

## Words nearby maths

## Definition for maths (2 of 4)

## Origin of math

^{1}

shortened form

## Definition for maths (3 of 4)

math

^{2}[ math ]

/ mæθ /

### noun British Dialect.

a mowing.

the crop mowed.

## Origin of math

^{2}

## Definition for maths (4 of 4)

math

^{3}[ muhth ]

/ mʌθ /

### noun

an order of Hindu monks.

Also ma·tha [muhth-uh] /ˈmʌθ ə/.

## Origin of math

^{3}

First recorded in 1825–35, math is from the Sanskrit word maṭha hut

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## British Dictionary definitions for maths (1 of 2)

maths

/ (mæθs) /

### noun

(functioning as singular) British informal short for mathematics US and Canadian equivalent: math

## British Dictionary definitions for maths (2 of 2)

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