Definition of mathematical
1 : of, relating to, or according with mathematics
3 : possible but highly improbable only a mathematical chance
Examples of mathematical in a Sentence
They recorded the changes with mathematical precision.
The team has only a mathematical chance of making the playoffs.
Recent Examples of mathematical from the Web

House Republicans have proposed legislation that would require the Fed to articulate a policy rule — a mathematical approach to determining the level of interest rates — that would limit the role of human judgment in monetary policy.

But using mathematical models, scientists can estimate the sizes of the black holes, and get some clues about the formation of binary black holes, in which the objects orbit each other closely.

Other adjustments corrected reporting errors, mathematical mistakes, and other issues the FEC identified in its requests for information.

And if the resulting plan just so happens to redistribute trillions of dollars from the government’s coffers to America’s wealthiest families, that’s a pure accident — or else, a mathematical illusion.

Ariya Jutanugan at No. 3 in the world also is playing and would have a mathematical chance to reach No. 1 in the world.

And to top it off, it is shrouded in a trilliondollar mathematical lie.

And to top it off, it is shrouded in a trilliondollar mathematical lie.

With LavaRnd, Noll is letting others get in on the mathematical fun.
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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 Goth mundon to pay attention
First Known Use: 15th century
MATHEMATICAL Defined for English Language Learners
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playDefinition of mathematical for English Language Learners

: of, relating to, or involving mathematics

: very exact or complete

: possible but very unlikely
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