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

First Known Use of mathematics

1573

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MATHEMATICS Defined for English Language Learners

mathematics

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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

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


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