Definition of math in English:

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math

Pronunciation: /maθ/

noun

[mass noun] North American
Mathematics: she teaches math and science
More example sentences
  • It was laborious and tedious and horrible, but it got me interested in math.
  • At my hotel, a professor came every morning to teach math and reading skills to the workers.
  • He has also complained that they've kept him from teaching math to his fellow inmates.

Phrases

do the math

[often in imperative] informal Make a calculation or come to a conclusion based on the relevant facts and figures, typically with the implication that the result is or should be obvious: diesel prices in my area are approximately 7% more than regular gas, but the mileage is over 20% greater—do the math did closing thirty beds hurt emergency waiting times? You do the math!
More example sentences
  • Six kids, one bathroom—you do the math.
  • We got a couple hundred boxes per show, and we played 200 shows a year, so do the math!
  • The whole thing's smelly already, I think the people can do the math, don't you?

Origin

Mid 19th century: abbreviation.

Words that rhyme with math

Kath, Plath, strath

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