do the math
A little girl learning basic math.
An example of math is arithmetic, the study of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
- A mowing; what is gathered from mowing.
From Middle English math, from Old English mÇ£Ã¾ (“a mowing, that which is mown, cutting of grass"), from Proto-Germanic *mÄ“Ã¾Ä… (“a mowing"), from Proto-Indo-European *mÄ“- (“to mow"), equivalent to mow +"Ž -th. Cognate with German Mahd (“a mowing, reaping"). Related also to Old English mÇ£d (“mead, meadow, pasture"). 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 it's not such a bargain.
- $170 a month? That doesn'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.
- The math works the same over time.
- Indeed its founder, Ramananda, who probably flourished in the latter part of the 14th century, according to the traditional account, was originally a SriVaishnava monk, and, having come under the suspicion of laxity in observing the strict rules of food during his peregrinations, and been ordered by his superior (Mahant) to take his meals apart from his brethren, left the monastery in a huff and set up a schismatic math of his own at Benares.
- From 1882 onwards math was steadily productive.
- Cantor, Vorlesungen i ber Geschichte der Math., ii.
- V., 1883), "Questions Heroniennes" (Bulletin des sciences math., ii.