mathematical
math·e·mat·i·calUse mathematical in a sentence
- of, having the nature of, or concerned with mathematics
- rigorously exact, precise, accurate, etc.
Origin of mathematical
Medieval 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 mindAlso math·emat′ic
mathematical
also math·e·mat·ic
adjective
- 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 mathematical
Middle English from Medieval Latin mathēmaticālis from Latin mathēmaticus from Greek mathēmatikos from mathēma mathēmat- science, learning from manthanein math- to learn ; see mendh- in Indo-European roots.Related Forms:
- math′e·mat′i·cal·ly
adverb
mathematical
Adjective
(comparative more mathematical, superlative most mathematical)
- Of, or relating to mathematics
- a mathematical problem
- Possible but highly improbable
- The team has a mathematical chance of being promoted, but they need to win the next seven matches.