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
Use simple and more advanced arithmetic along with your heroes and superheroes to defeat the villains.
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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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