chiefly British

Examples of maths in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All scenarios can be examined – and hopefully improved – using mathematical modeling, a way of describing the world in the language of maths. Lorna Wilson, Discover Magazine, 31 Aug. 2016 By comparison, understanding climate means understanding maths, physics and statistics. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 4 Feb. 2015 Ed Sheeran is continuing his bad habit of naming things after math (sorry, maths) symbols. Vulture, 3 Oct. 2022 Chance asked 76 students to take a maths test, half of whom could see an answer key at the bottom of their sheets. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 7 Mar. 2011 And budget cuts to universities have piled pressure on Brazil’s already sliding education sector, where Brazilian teenagers rank lower than the OECD average in reading, maths, and science. Tara John, CNN, 20 Dec. 2022 As for my grandparents, in 1953 they were approached in southern India by a British education officer touting jobs for maths and science teachers like them in Uganda. Lucy Fulford, CNN, 18 Sep. 2022 Miners use powerful computers that solve complex maths puzzles and update the blockchain, earning new crypto tokens. Reuters, NBC News, 9 Sep. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of maths was in 1911

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“Maths.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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