Math definition

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Mathematics.
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Mathematics.
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Mathematician.
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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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(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.

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(Hinduism, Jainism) Short for matha.
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A mowing; what is gathered from mowing.
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(uncountable, North America) Short for mathematics.
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(countable, North America) A math course.

They needed to take two more maths.

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The formula editor in open source office suites. See formula editor, OpenOffice, LibreOffice and Mathematica.
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do the math
  • to consider or analyze a set of facts in order to reach a conclusion
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of math

  • From Middle English math, from Old English mǣþ (“a mowing, that which is mown, cutting of grass"), from Proto-Germanic *mēþą (“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.

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  • Contraction of mathematics.

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  • Contraction of matha.

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