Definition of mathematics
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: the science of numbers and their operations (see operation sense 5), interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions and of space (see space entry 1 sense 7) configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations, and generalizations
Algebra, arithmetic, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry are branches of mathematics.
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: a branch of, operation in, or use of mathematics
the mathematics of physical chemistry
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The first known use of mathematics was in 1573
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