Definition of mathematical in English:

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Pronunciation: /maθ(ə)ˈmatɪk(ə)l/


1Relating to mathematics: mathematical symbols
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  • His mathematical work covered Cartesian geometry and the theory of equations.
  • He did important work on differential equations and applications to mathematical physics.
  • His interests are in discrete differential geometry and mathematical visualization.
1.1Resembling mathematics in being rigorously precise: mathematical thinking he arranged the meal with mathematical precision on a plate
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  • The whole show was precise and mathematical, but full of subtle light, warmth and feeling.
  • Yet there is nothing mathematical or precise about his career progression.
  • We're also delighted by the mathematical precision that he's used in calculating the future.


Late Middle English: from Latin mathematicalis, from Greek mathēmatikos, from mathēma, mathēmat- 'science', from the base of manthanein 'learn'.

Words that rhyme with mathematical

anagrammatical, apostatical, emblematical, enigmatical, fanatical, grammatical, piratical, prelatical, problematical, sabbatical
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