Definition of arithmetic
arithmeticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
arithmeticianplay \ə-ˌrith-mə-ˈti-shən\ noun
Examples of arithmetic in a Sentence
a software program that will do the arithmetic for you
I haven't actually done the arithmetic yet, but I suspect we're losing money on the deal.
Recent Examples of arithmetic from the Web
The raw arithmetic is that some 44% of British exports go to the EU, 16% to countries with which the EU already has a free-trade deal and about 20% to America.
The arithmetic is a little different this year, because so many of the best players are set for free-agency, but that only matters if the Royals are considering a sellers’ trade.
Bronze, Silver, and 5000-series Gold only have a single unit for AVX512 fused multiply-accumulates, one of the most important arithmetic operations in vector processing.
But the counterintuitive arithmetic of legislative horse-trading means that declaring the bill dead likely requires stiff opposition from twice the number of GOP senators needed to kill it.
Never mind that this valuation was based only on arithmetic, derived from the meagerness of the stake in the company purchased by the latest round of investments.
The new arithmetic of the House of Commons will also makes Brexit negotiations more difficult.
These assumptions include: Both societies can count and do arithmetic.
The arithmetic is against Labour for this reason: After 2014, the Scottish independence referendum, Labour self-destructed in Scotland, which had been once its stronghold.
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Origin and Etymology of arithmetic
Middle English arsmetrik, from Anglo-French arismatike, from Latin arithmetica, from Greek arithmētikē, from feminine of arithmētikos arithmetical, from arithmein to count, from arithmos number; akin to Old English rīm number, and perhaps to Greek arariskein to fit
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
ARITHMETIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of arithmetic for English Language Learners
: a branch of mathematics that deals with numbers and their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
: the act or process of calculating a number
ARITHMETIC Defined for Kids
Definition of arithmetic for Students
1 : a science that deals with the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of numbers
2 : an act or method of adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing
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