Definition of mathematize in English:


Line breaks: math|em¦at|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈmaθ(ə)mətʌɪz
(also mathematise)


[with object]
Regard or treat (a subject or problem) in mathematical terms: Keynes resisted attempts to be overprecise and mathematize his insights
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  • Science works by drastically oversimplifying the world, cutting out everything that cannot be mathematized.
  • This notion can be mathematized and tested against nature's data.
  • One view sought the origin of the crisis in the abstract and unrealistic demeanour of the rapidly evolving, mathematised neoclassical theory that was incapable of answering important economic policy questions.



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  • This presaged the mathematisation of nature of Renaissance humanists, engineers and magicians.
  • In the same book, he gives further historical details on mechanization and mathematization of musical composition.
  • Newton's approach was entirely reasonable given his aim: His mathematization of light and color could best take flight from a few particular effects.

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