**math Idioms**

do the math

A little girl learning basic math.

The definition of math is the overall group of sciences that study numbers, shapes and their relationships.

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

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Informal mathematics

do the math

Informal to consider or analyze a set of facts in order to reach a conclusion

- mathematical
- mathematician
- mathematics

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noun

Mathematics.

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Origin

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.

Noun

(*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*

Origin

Contraction of *mathematics*.

Noun

(*plural* maths)

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

Origin

Contraction of *matha*.

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- The
**math**works the same over time. - Indeed its founder, Ramananda, who probably flourished in the latter part of the 14th century, according to the traditional account, was originally a SriVaishnava monk, and, having come under the suspicion of laxity in observing the strict rules of food during his peregrinations, and been ordered by his superior (Mahant) to take his meals apart from his brethren, left the monastery in a huff and set up a schismatic
**math**of his own at Benares. - Cantor, Vorlesungen i ber Geschichte der
**Math**., ii. - The boring of the Perpendicular in the horizontal firestick, whereby fire was kindled, was called manthana, from
**math**, " I shake." - From 1882 onwards
**math**was steadily productive.

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