\ˈmath \

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Wednesday’s research makes clear the intimidating math behind the fundamental shift that scientists say is required. Chris Mooney, The Seattle Times, "‘We are in trouble.’ Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018.," 5 Dec. 2018 Although the Kryo GPU, Adreno GPU, and Hexagon DSP are all capable of running the complex math libraries that power AI, Qualcomm executives said that the Hexagon 690 has been literally rebuilt for AI. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Meet Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855: AI boosts, a smarter camera, mobile gaming—and bye-bye, JPEG," 5 Dec. 2018 That’s because calorie burn is way more complex than a simple math equation. Abby Langer, SELF, "4 Holiday Season Nutrition Myths You Should Ignore," 23 Nov. 2018 As for recovery, the math of a ballistic launch can already place capsules and warheads with dependable accuracy. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Air Force Is Actually Considering Rocket Launches to Move Cargo Around the Globe," 29 Oct. 2018 And calculators and mental math are no longer necessary; the brands have taken the liberty of crunching the numbers for you. Jesa Marie Calaor, Allure, "9 Beauty Products Supporting 2018's Breast Cancer Awareness Month (and How Much They're Donating)," 11 Oct. 2018 Here's a good excuse for screen time: Osmo's Genius Kit offers up fun games on your iPad that promote math, spelling, and other learning skills. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "We’re Officially Calling Scruff-a-Luvs the Hottest Holiday Toy of 2018," 4 Sep. 2018 As Vogue notes, George will take classes like math, English, science, history, geography, and religious studies this year. Temi Adebowale, Town & Country, "Prince George Can Expect More Homework at School This Year," 23 Aug. 2018 That’s a total of 10, which could put Pelosi in uncertain territory with her math, depending how many more outstanding districts Democrats win. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "Why Nancy Pelosi is still confident she’ll become House speaker," 9 Nov. 2018

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circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of math was circa 1847

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