# Definition of mathematics

### Definitions

noun

1. (functioning as singular) a group of related sciences, including algebra, geometry, and calculus, concerned with the study of number, quantity, shape, and space and their interrelationships by using a specialized notation

2. (functioning as singular or plural) mathematical operations and processes involved in the solution of a problem or study of some scientific field

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### Word origin of 'mathematics'

C14: mathematik (n), via Latin from Greek (adj), from mathēma a science, mathēmatikos (adj); related to manthanein to learn### Definitions

1. uncountable noun

Mathematics is the study of numbers, quantities, or shapes. ⇒ Elizabeth studied mathematics and classics. ⇒ ...a professor of mathematics at Boston College.

2. uncountable noun

The mathematics of a problem is the calculations that are involved in it. [+ of] ⇒ Once you understand the mathematics of debt you can work your way out of it.

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### Example sentences containing 'mathematics'

She was universally hailed as a genius, yet Travis knew she could not understand even the simplest aspect of robotic mathematics. THE COMPLETE STORIES VOLUME 2Everything is so fragile, our eyes, our breath, our mathematics , our stars. THE BROKEN GODLook, Daneel, surely you haven't told anyone I'm a mathematics buff or--"'Not at all, friend Elijah. THE COMPLETE STORIES VOLUME 2For years, quantum theorists had puzzled over what to do with the mathematics involved when a quantum particle interacted with itself. METAPLANETARY## Quotations including 'mathematics'

QUOTATIONS:

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality

I have often admired the mystical way of Pythagoras, and the secret magic of numbers – Religio Medici

Beauty is the first test; there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics – A Mathematician's Apology

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## Translations for 'mathematics'

British English: mathematics /ˌmæθəˈmætɪks; ˌmæθˈmæt-/ NOUN

*Mathematics*is the study of numbers, quantities, or shapes....a professor of mathematics.- Arabic: رِيَاضِيَاتٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: matemática
- Chinese: 数学
- Croatian: matematika
- Czech: matematika
- Danish: matematik
- Dutch: wiskunde
- European Spanish: matemáticas
- Finnish: matematiikka
- French: mathématiques
- German: Mathematik
- Greek: μαθηματικά
- Italian: matematica
- Japanese: 数学
- Korean: 수학
- Norwegian: matematikk
- Polish: matematyka
- Portuguese: matemática
- Romanian: matematică
*matematici* - Russian: математика
- Spanish: matemáticas
- Swedish: matematik
- Thai: คณิตศาสตร์
- Turkish: matematik
- Ukrainian: математика
- Vietnamese: toán học

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