mathematics

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noun, plural in form but usually singular in construction math·e·mat·ics \ˌmath-ˈma-tiks, ˌma-thə-\

Definition of mathematics

  1. 1 :  the science of numbers and their operations (see operation 5), interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions and of space (see 1space 7) configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations, and generalizations Algebra, arithmetic, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry are branches of mathematics.

  2. 2 :  a branch of, operation in, or use of mathematics the mathematics of physical chemistry

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First Known Use of mathematics

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MATHEMATICS Defined for English Language Learners

mathematics

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noun, plural in form but usually singular in construction math·e·mat·ics \ˌmath-ˈma-tiks, ˌma-thə-\

Definition of mathematics for English Language Learners

  • : the science of numbers, quantities, and shapes and the relations between them


MATHEMATICS Defined for Kids

mathematics

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noun math·e·mat·ics \ˌma-thə-ˈma-tiks\

Definition of mathematics for Students

  1. :  the science that studies and explains numbers, quantities, measurements, and the relations between them



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