The definition of arithmetic refers to working with numbers by doing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.(noun)
An example of arithmetic is adding two and two together to make four.
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Origin: ME arsmetrike < OFr arismetrique (infl. in form by L ars metrica, the art of measurement) < L arithmetica < Gr (hē) arithmētikē (technē), (the) counting (art) < arithmētikos, arithmetical < arithmein, to count < arithmos, number
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Origin: Middle English arsmetike
Origin: , from Old French arismetique
Origin: , from Medieval Latin arismetica
Origin: , alteration of Latin arithmētica
Origin: , from Greek arithmētikē (tekhnē), (art) of counting
Origin: , feminine of arithmētikos
Origin: , from arithmein, to count
Origin: , from arithmos, number; see ar- in Indo-European roots.
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