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mathematical

adjective math·e·mat·i·cal \ˌmath-ˈma-ti-kəl, ˌma-thə-\

: of, relating to, or involving mathematics

: very exact or complete

: possible but very unlikely

Full Definition of MATHEMATICAL

1
:  of, relating to, or according with mathematics
2
a :  rigorously exact :  precise
b :  certain
3
:  possible but highly improbable <only a mathematical chance>
math·e·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of MATHEMATICAL

math·e·mat·i·cal also math·e·mat·ic \-tik\

Examples of MATHEMATICAL

  1. They recorded the changes with mathematical precision.
  2. The team has only a mathematical chance of making the play-offs.

Origin of MATHEMATICAL

Middle English mathematicalle, from Latin mathematicus, from Greek mathēmatikos, from mathēmat-, mathēma learning, mathematics, from manthanein to learn; probably akin to Gothic mundon to pay attention
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with MATHEMATICAL

MATHEMATIC Defined for Kids

mathematical

adjective math·e·mat·i·cal \ˌma-thə-ˈma-ti-kəl\

Definition of MATHEMATICAL for Kids

1
:  of or relating to numbers, quantities, measurements, and the relations between them :  of or relating to mathematics
2
:  1exact <mathematical precision>
math·e·mat·i·cal·ly adverb

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