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math·e·mat·ics  (mth-mtks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols.

[From Middle English mathematik, from Old French mathematique, from Latin mathmatica, from Greek mathmatik (tekhn), mathematical (science), feminine of mathmatikos, mathematical; see mathematical.]

mathematics [ˌmæθəˈmætɪks ˌmæθˈmæt-]
1. (Mathematics) (functioning as singular) a group of related sciences, including algebra, geometry, and calculus, concerned with the study of number, quantity, shape, and space and their interrelationships by using a specialized notation
2. (Mathematics) (functioning as singular or plural) mathematical operations and processes involved in the solution of a problem or study of some scientific field
[C14 mathematik (n), via Latin from Greek (adj), from mathēma a science, mathēmatikos (adj); related to manthanein to learn]

mathematics  (mth-mtks)
The study of the measurement, relationships, and properties of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols. Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and calculus are branches of mathematics.

mathematics  /mmtks/  n. [U] pl.used with a sing.v. the study of numbers, symbols, and forms that follow strict rules and laws: Mathematics is a difficult field of study. -n. mathematician /mmttn/.

Thesaurus: mathematics arithmetic, geometry, algebra, calculus. Mathematics

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