# arithmetic

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## Definition of arithmetic in English:

### noun

Pronunciation: /əˈrɪθmətɪk /
[mass noun]
1The branch of mathematics dealing with the properties and manipulation of numbers: the laws of arithmetic
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• In principle this included the four mathematical sciences: arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music.
• Cardinal Algebras presents a study of algebras satisfying certain properties which capture the arithmetic of cardinal numbers.
• The mathematical part of the Aryabhatiya covers arithmetic, algebra, plane trigonometry and spherical trigonometry.
1.1The use of numbers in counting and calculation: arithmetic had never been her strong point
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• If U is a positive integer, we can calculate the function's value by simple arithmetic: Just multiply e by itself U times.
• No matter how poor my calculating skills are however, I do know some simple arithmetic.
• The Stand and Deliver message, that the touch of a master could bring unmotivated students from arithmetic to calculus in a single year, was preached in schools throughout the nation.

Pronunciation: /ˌarɪθˈmɛtɪk /
Relating to arithmetic: arithmetic calculations
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• Thus, this conjecture of Artin was the origin of a wide range of activities in what is now called arithmetic geometry.
• Among the series al-Umawi considers are arithmetic and geometric series.
• We do not get to geometrical or arithmetic objects via any process.

### Origin

Middle English: from Old French arismetique, based on Latin arithmetica, from Greek arithmētikē (tekhnē) '(art) of counting', from arithmos 'number'.

### Derivatives

#### arithmetical

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Example sentences
• In this Thabit deals with arithmetical operations applied to ratios of geometrical quantities.
• The necessary background mathematical tools are then introduced such as the arithmetical operations on sexagesimal fractions and the trigonometric functions.
• Babylonian mathematics went far beyond arithmetical calculations.

#### arithmetically

2
Example sentences
• A hound whose speed increases arithmetically chases a hare whose speed also increases arithmetically, how far do they travel before the hound catches the hare?
• The problem comes when you try to think algebraically, or arithmetically, about the Gauss problem.
• But the resources necessary to sustain that increase could be multiplied only arithmetically, adding only a fixed amount every year.

#### arithmetician

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Pronunciation: /ərɪθməˈtɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
• … it is a small treatise of seventeen folios in which we find nothing on mensuration that the arithmeticians of the East did not know.
• Perhaps it is best described by al-Samawal, who described it as: -… operating on unknowns using all the arithmetical tools, in the same way as the arithmetician operates on the known.
• The arithmeticians among you will have worked out that this was as the Depression hit.

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