mathematical

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

Definition of mathematical

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or according with mathematics

  2. 2 a :  rigorously exact :  precise b :  certain

  3. 3 :  possible but highly improbable <only a mathematical chance>

mathematically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of mathematical in a sentence

  1. They recorded the changes with mathematical precision.

  2. The team has only a mathematical chance of making the play-offs.

Variants of mathematical

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mathematic

play \-tik\

Origin and Etymology 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


MATHEMATICAL Defined for English Language Learners

mathematical

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

Definition of mathematical for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or involving mathematics

  • : very exact or complete

  • : possible but very unlikely


MATHEMATICAL Defined for Kids

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

Definition of mathematical for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to numbers, quantities, measurements, and the relations between them :  of or relating to mathematics

  2. 2 :  1exact <mathematical precision>

mathematically

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