Definition of higher mathematics in English:

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higher mathematics

Pronunciation: /ˈhī(ə)r maTH(ə)ˈmadiks/

plural noun

[usually treated as singular]
Advanced mathematics, such as number theory and topology.
Example sentences
  • In November 1877, Cremona was appointed to the chair of higher mathematics at the University of Rome.
  • Napier did not acquire his knowledge of higher mathematics at St Andrews nor did he acquire his deep knowledge of classical literature there.
  • During the period 1892-1908 the University of Chicago was unsurpassed in America as an institution for the study of higher mathematics.

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Syllabification: high·er math·e·mat·ics

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