# Definition of 'mathematics'

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

Once you understand the mathematics of debt you can work your way out of it.

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noun

1. (functioning as singular)

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 noun

1.

the group of sciences (including arithmetic, geometry, algebra, calculus, etc.) dealing with quantities, magnitudes, and forms, and their relationships, attributes, etc., by the use of numbers and symbols

2.

the act or process of using any of these sciences; computation

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## Example sentences containing 'mathematics'

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He would spend his days studying mathematics.

The Broken God (1993)There he distinguished himself in mathematics and physics.

Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2008)It belongs to the pure nautical mathematics.

Moby Dick (1901) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2011)If you do chemistry and one from mathematics and physics you will limit your range of choices much more.

Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some of the most complex but decisive concepts in modern physics and mathematics are set out with lucidity and concise elegance.

The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Solving the problem of imbalance clearly requires a cultural shift in education to encourage more girls to study mathematics and the sciences.

Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2010)Computers that are lucky enough to find the answer to one of the mathematics problems set by the algorithm are rewarded with coins.

Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2014)Instead he made careful drawings of the historic remains, employing a plane table and applying his advanced mathematics.

The Times Literary Supplement (2010)While this must be one of the trickier problems in writing biography, the problems posed by mathematics make this look relatively straightforward.

The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Times Money has often argued that energy bills are so complex that you need a PhD in mathematics to understand them.

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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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