maths

plural noun
\ ˈmaths How to pronounce maths (audio) \

Definition of maths

chiefly British

Examples of maths in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, with energy prices set to dwarf the benefits rise by 18-fold – the cold hard maths are as plain as day. Gus Alexiou, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2022 Earlier, in October 2020, Vaidyanathan had pledged 100,000 shares in IDFC, then valued at close to Rs30 lakh, to Gurdial Saini, his maths teacher from school. Manavi Kapur, Quartz, 24 Feb. 2022 The 14 students appearing for their maths paper were the only ones on the premises. Aarefa Johari, Quartz, 3 Feb. 2022 My instinct was to turn straight to the maths and science sections because those subjects mattered to my family the most. Kushie Amin, refinery29.com, 17 Jan. 2022 On an army base in the U.S. Midwest, dozens of Afghan refugee children sit with coloring books and pencils spread across their desks – listening intently as they are taught maths, English, and how to prepare for life in the United States. Naimul Karim, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Oct. 2021 For example, just 23% of white British students eligible for free school meals - a proxy measure for deprivation - get a grade 5 and above - considered a pass - in English and maths at 16, compared with 28% of all students on free school meals. Nick Morrison, Forbes, 22 June 2021 Computers outpace humans at problems that can be cracked with pure maths, such as chess. The Economist, 27 Feb. 2021 Because of my interest in science and maths, one of these books fascinated me. Gary Stix, Scientific American, 10 Jan. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of maths

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Maths.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maths. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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