A little girl learning basic math.

An example of math is arithmetic, the study of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

## math

**math Idioms**

do the math

- mathematical
- mathematician
- mathematics

## math

noun

## math

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*.

(*plural* maths)

- (Hinduism, Jainism) Short for
*matha*.

Contraction of *matha*.