- of, having the nature of, or concerned with mathematics
- rigorously exact, precise, accurate, etc.
Origin of mathematicalMedieval Latin mathematicalis ; from Classical Latin mathematicus ; from Classical Greek math?matikos, inclined to learn, mathematical ; from math?ma, what is learned ; from manthanein, to learn ; from Indo-European an unverified form mendh-, to pay attention to, be alert (from source Avestan mazd?, memory, German munter, cheerful) ; from base an unverified form men-, to think from source mind
- Of or relating to mathematics.
- a. Precise; exact.b. Absolute; certain.
- Possible according to mathematics but highly improbable: The team has only a mathematical chance to win the championship.
Origin of mathematicalMiddle English, from Medieval Latin math&emacron;maticalis, from Latin math&emacron;maticus, from Greek math&emacron;matikos, from math&emacron;ma, math&emacron;mat-, science, learning, from manthanein, math-, to learn; see mendh- in Indo-European roots.