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

Definition of maths

chiefly British

Examples of maths in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Computers outpace humans at problems that can be cracked with pure maths, such as chess. The Economist, "Johnson Artificial intelligence has a problem with grammar," 27 Feb. 2021 Because of my interest in science and maths, one of these books fascinated me. Gary Stix, Scientific American, "A Biologist Reconstructs the Grotesque Efficiency of the Nazis’ Killing Machine," 10 Jan. 2019 Your student will of course need pens and pencils to take notes, but maths accessories like rulers, protractors, and squares are also helpful to have. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Stationery sets that make back to school shopping simple," 23 Feb. 2021 This particular library had a set of shelves in the corner of the building, one of which was dedicated to books on the Holocaust, right by the maths books I was glued to. Gary Stix, Scientific American, "A Biologist Reconstructs the Grotesque Efficiency of the Nazis’ Killing Machine," 10 Jan. 2019 Madrassas provide a system of education in which students are taught about the Quran and Islamic history alongside general subjects like maths and science. Rhea Mogul And Swati Gupta, CNN, "Indian state bans government-run Islamic schools from teaching religious scripture," 31 Dec. 2020 Apply the right maths and both the Chinese parent and the Americans own more than 50% of TikTok Global, which the deal values at $60bn and which is supposed to go public within a year. The Economist, "The principals’ uncertainty Why the TikTok deal is like Schrodinger’s cat," 26 Sep. 2020 A week earlier, Taylor Swift gave $30,000 to a London high school student who could not afford to take up her university place to study maths. Lianne Kolirin, CNN, "A passerby smashed up a busker's guitar -- so Jack White bought him a new one," 23 Oct. 2020 That, in turn, requires stellar undergraduate marks, the right maths courses and a glowing letter of recommendation. The Economist, "Selection effects What it takes to become an academic economist is changing," 8 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of maths

1911, in the meaning defined above

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20 Apr 2021

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“Maths.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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