metamathematics

noun

meta·​math·​e·​mat·​ics ˈme-tə-ˌmath-ˈma-tiks How to pronounce metamathematics (audio)
-ma-thə-
plural in form but usually singular in construction
: a field of study concerned with the formal structure and properties (such as the consistency and completeness of axioms) of mathematical systems
metamathematical adjective

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metamathematics was circa 1890

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“Metamathematics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metamathematics. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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