mathematics
playDefinition of mathematics
1 : the science of numbers and their operations (see operation 5), interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions and of space (see ^{1}space 7) configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations, and generalizations Algebra, arithmetic, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry are branches of mathematics.
2 : a branch of, operation in, or use of mathematics the mathematics of physical chemistry
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MATHEMATICS Defined for English Language Learners
mathematics
playDefinition of mathematics for English Language Learners

: the science of numbers, quantities, and shapes and the relations between them
MATHEMATICS Defined for Kids
mathematics
playDefinition of mathematics for Students
: the science that studies and explains numbers, quantities, measurements, and the relations between them
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