maths

[ maths ]
/ mæθs /

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

Origin of maths

by shortening

Definition for maths (2 of 4)

math1
[ math ]
/ mæθ /

noun

Origin of math

1
shortened form

Definition for maths (3 of 4)

math2
[ math ]
/ mæθ /

noun British Dialect.

a mowing.
the crop mowed.

Origin of math

2
1575–85; probably back formation from aftermath; compare Old English mǣth; cognate with German Mahd

Definition for maths (4 of 4)

math3
[ 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)

math
/ (mæθ) /

noun

US and Canadian informal short for mathematics Brit equivalent: maths
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