**math·e·mat·i·cal**also

**math·e·mat·ic**\-tik\

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: of, relating to, or involving mathematics

: very exact or complete

: possible but very unlikely

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— **math·e·mat·i·cal·ly** \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ *adverb*

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

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

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