# Definition of *mathematics* in English:

## mathematics

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### noun

[ usually treated as singular]

1The abstract science of number, quantity, and space, either as abstract concepts (

**pure mathematics**), or as applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering (**applied mathematics**):*a taste for mathematics*More example sentences

- He wrote on the history of mathematics and the philosophy of mathematics and science.
- This question is a perfect example of a problem in the branch of mathematics known as information theory.
- For example, in the history of mathematics, the concept of zero is rather late.

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*The mathematical aspects of something:* [ often treated as plural] *James immerses himself in the mathematics of baseball*More example sentences

- We thought that the latest attack might be thwarted by the machines' own faulty mathematics.
- Ruby was the person who had the mathematical ability and she did all the mathematics.
- The mathematics of counting then allow you to work out your winning chances, and how much your prize might be.

### Origin

late 16th century: plural of obsolete *mathematic* 'mathematics', from Old French *mathematique*, from Latin *(ars) mathematica* 'mathematical (art)', from Greek *mathēmatikē (tekhnē)*, from the base of *manthanein* 'learn'.

## Definition of **mathematics** in:

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