## 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 mind

Also 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*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.

*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.*