# Definition of 'mathematical'

1. adjective [ADJECTIVE noun]

...mathematical calculations.

The ship is holed. It's a mathematical certainty that it will sink.

2. adjective [usually ADJECTIVE noun]

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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adjective

1.

of, used in, or relating to mathematics

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Derived forms

adverb

adjective

Also ˌmatheˈmatic
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Derived forms

adverb

Word origin of 'mathematical'

## Example sentences containing 'mathematical'

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And it's a mathematical certainty that the average actively managed fund must underperform the average passive fund after costs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The key to his success was his mathematical ability. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The distinction has always been a matter of degree and not of mathematical calculation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is a mathematical certainty that it will sink. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The quantum is a mathematical formula for love. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They come from an ancient mathematical model. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The contours of the hand may thus be a signpost that is suggestive of mathematical ability. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was fluid but no mathematical formula could really do it justice. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These predictions are based on mathematical models. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)She also noticed her mathematical ability had become impaired. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And he has the salad down to a precise mathematical formula. Times, Sunday Times (2014)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)Nonetheless, its mathematical modelling has proved very difficult. 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

*mathematical*involves numbers and calculations....mathematical calculations.

- American English: mathematical
- Arabic: مُتَعَلِقٌ بِالرِّيَاضِيَاتِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: matemático
- Chinese: 数学的
- Croatian: matematički
- Czech: matematický
- Danish: matematisk
- Dutch: wiskundig
- European Spanish: matemático
- Finnish: matemaattinen
- French: mathématique
- German: mathematisch
- Greek: μαθηματικός
- Italian: matematico
- Japanese: 数学の
- Korean: 수학의
- Norwegian: matematisk
- Polish: matematyczny
- European Portuguese: matemático
- Romanian: matematic
- Russian: математический
- Spanish: matemático
- Swedish: matematisk
- Thai: เกี่ยวกับคณิตศาสตร์
- Turkish: matematiksel
- Ukrainian: математичний
- Vietnamese: thuộc toán học

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