# mathematics

## noun

math·e·mat·ics
ˌmath-ˈma-tiks

ˌma-thə-

plural in form but usually singular in construction

1

**:**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.

2

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

the mathematics of physical chemistry

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