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mathematical

[math-uh-mat-i-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or of the nature of mathematics: mathematical truth.
  2. employed in the operations of mathematics: mathematical instruments.
  3. having the exactness, precision, or certainty of mathematics.
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Also math·e·mat·ic.

Origin of mathematical

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin mathēmatic(us) pertaining to mathematics + -al1
Related formsmath·e·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·math·e·mat·ic, adjectivenon·math·e·mat·i·cal, adjectivenon·math·e·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·math·e·mat·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·math·e·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbsu·per·math·e·mat·i·cal, adjectivesu·per·math·e·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbun·math·e·mat·i·cal, adjectiveun·math·e·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb

Synonyms

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3. exact, precise, meticulous, rigorous.
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British Dictionary definitions for nonmathematical

mathematical

less commonly mathematic

adjective
  1. of, used in, or relating to mathematics
  2. characterized by or using the precision of mathematics; exact
  3. using, determined by, or in accordance with the principles of mathematics
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Derived Formsmathematically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for nonmathematical

mathematical

adj.

early 15c., from Latin mathematicus (see mathematic) + -al (1). Related: Mathematically.

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