metamathematics

[ met-uh-math-uh-mat-iks ]
/ ˌmɛt əˌmæθ əˈmæt ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the logical analysis of the fundamental concepts of mathematics, as number, function, etc.

Nearby words

  1. metalsmith,
  2. metalware,
  3. metalwork,
  4. metalworking,
  5. metamale,
  6. metamer,
  7. metameral,
  8. metamere,
  9. metameric,
  10. metameric nervous system

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

metamathematics

/ (ˌmɛtəˌmæθɪˈmætɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the logical analysis of the reasoning, principles, and rules that control the use and combination of mathematical symbols, numbers, etc
Derived Formsmetamathematical, adjectivemetamathematician, noun

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Word Origin and History for metamathematics

metamathematics

n.

1890, from meta- + mathematics.

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