A little girl learning basic math.
An example of math is arithmetic, the study of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
do the math
- 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.