# Definition of 'mathematical'

1. adjective

...mathematical calculations.

Given the sheer number of stars that exist it's a mathematical certainty that there
is life on other planets.

2. adjective

If you have mathematical abilities or a mathematical mind, you are clever at doing calculations or understanding problems that involve numbers.

...children who display extraordinary mathematical ability.

...a mathematical genius.

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## Derived forms

mathematically (ˌmatheˈmatically) adverb

adjective

Also ˌmatheˈmatic
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## Derived forms

mathematically (ˌmatheˈmatically) adverb

## Word origin of 'mathematical'

ML mathematicalis < L mathematicus < Gr mathēmatikos, inclined to learn, mathematical < mathēma, what is learned < manthanein, to learn < IE *mendh-, to pay attention to, be alert (> Avestan mazdā, memory, Ger munter, cheerful) < base *men-, to think > mind## Example sentences containing 'mathematical'

Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2007) THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)

The evidence is growing that children enjoy mathematics when mathematical understanding is the focus of instruction.

Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995) Times, Sunday Times (2009)These predictions are based on mathematical models.

The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990) Times, Sunday Times (2011)And he has the salad down to a precise mathematical formula.

Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2009)The mathematical calculations that had to go into the building of that "first of its kind" structure are staggering.

Christianity Today (2000)It is an absolute mathematical certainty.

The Sun (2016) THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)The term referred to human beings engaged in mathematical calculations, who were slow and at times erroneous.

The Times Literary Supplement (2012)This theory is no longer dismissed as science fiction, but viewed in some quarters as a mathematical certainty.

Times, Sunday Times (2015)Relegation is a mathematical certainty.

The Sun (2006)## Trends of 'mathematical'

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## Translations for 'mathematical'

British English: mathematical /ˌmæθəˈmætɪkl; ˌmæθˈmæt-/
ADJECTIVE

Something that is

Something that is

*mathematical*involves numbers and calculations....mathematical calculations.- Arabic: مُتَعَلِقٌ بِالرِّيَاضِيَاتِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: matemático
*matemática* - Chinese: 数学的
- Croatian: matematički
*matematička* - Czech: matematický
- Danish: matematisk
- Dutch: wiskundig
- European Spanish: matemático
*matemática* - Finnish: matemaattinen
- French: mathématique
- German: mathematisch
- Greek: μαθηματικός
*μαθηματική* - Italian: matematico
*matematica* - Japanese: 数学の
- Korean: 수학의
- Norwegian: matematisk
- Polish: matematyczny
*matematyczna* - Portuguese: matemático
*matemática* - Romanian: matematic
*matematic, matematică, matematici, matematice* - Russian: математический
*математическая* - Spanish: matemático
*matemática* - Swedish: matematisk
*matematiskt* - Thai: เกี่ยวกับคณิตศาสตร์
- Turkish: matematiksel
- Ukrainian: математичний
- Vietnamese: thuộc toán học

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Definition of

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