- The definition of math is the overall group of sciences that study numbers, shapes and their relationships.
An example of math is arithmetic, the study of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
A little girl learning basic math.
- A mowing; what is gathered from mowing.
From Middle English math, from Old English mÇ£Ã¾ (â€œa mowing, that which is mown, cutting of grassâ€), from Proto-Germanic *mÄ“Ã¾Ä… (â€œa mowingâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *mÄ“- (â€œto mowâ€), equivalent to mow +â€Ž -th. Cognate with German Mahd (â€œa mowing, reapingâ€). Related also to Old English mÇ£d (â€œmead, meadow, pastureâ€). See meadow.
(countable and uncountable, plural maths)
- (uncountable, North America) Short for mathematics.
- (uncountable, North America) Arithmetic calculations; (see do the math).
- If you do the math, you'll see that itâ€™s not such a bargain.
- $170 a month? That doesnâ€™t sound right. Let me check your math.
- (countable, North America) A math course.
- They needed to take two more maths
Contraction of mathematics.
- (Hinduism, Jainism) Short for matha.
Contraction of matha.