Definition of maths in English:

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Pronunciation: /maθs/

plural noun

[treated as singular] British
Mathematics: [as modifier]: her mother was a maths teacher
More example sentences
  • He succeeded at bridge and his maths and mental arithmetic scores jumped by two years.
  • He corrects some maths and mathematical terms and gets a less dramatic result.
  • Of course, no class on maths and the visual arts would be complete without fractals.


do the maths

[often in imperative] British 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: I have four children and one on the way; you do the maths
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  • Your cut-price carrier ticket is around a third of the price of the full fare—do the maths.
  • Just do the maths: most people I know will be really out of pocket, by several thousand dollars a year.
  • I'll leave you to do the maths on that one, and to work out for yourself whether 10% is a "rapid" rate of depreciation.


Early 20th century: abbreviation.

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