## Definition of mathematics

**:**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.

**:**a branch of, operation in, or use of mathematics

- the mathematics of physical chemistry