Mathesis meaning

(now rare) Mental calculation or discipline; science, especially mathematical learning. [from 15th c.]
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The science of establishing a systematic order for things. (After Foucault.) [from 1970s]
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Origin of mathesis

  • From Anglo-Norman mathesis, Middle French mathesie, and their source, Late Latin mathesis (“astrology, liberal arts, science”), from Ancient Greek μάθησις (mathēsis, “learning”), from the same base as μανθάνω (manthanō, “I learn”).
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