# Mathematical meaning

The team has a mathematical chance of being promoted, but they need to win the next seven matches.

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*mendh- in Indo-European roots##### From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition