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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the logical analysis of the fundamental concepts of mathematics, as number, function, etc.
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Origin of metamathematics

First recorded in 1885–90; meta- + mathematics
Related formsmet·a·math·e·mat·i·cal, adjectivemet·a·math·e·ma·ti·cian [met-uh-math-uh-muh-tish-uh n] /ˌmɛt əˌmæθ ə məˈtɪʃ ən/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for metamathematics


  1. (functioning as singular) the logical analysis of the reasoning, principles, and rules that control the use and combination of mathematical symbols, numbers, etc
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Derived Formsmetamathematical, adjectivemetamathematician, noun
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Word Origin and History for metamathematics


1890, from meta- + mathematics.

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