mathematics
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /mæθ(ə)ˈmætɪks/
Noun

mathematics (uncountable)

  1. An abstract representational system used in the study of numbers, shapes, structure, change and the relationships between these concepts.
    • 1992 March 2, Richard Preston, The New Yorker, "The Mountains of Pi" ↗:
      Looking at the Leibniz series, you feel the independence of mathematics from human culture. Surely, on any world that knows pi the Leibniz series will also be known... Nilakantha, an astronomer, grammarian, and mathematician who lived on the Kerala coast of India, described the formula in Sanskrit poetry around the year 1500.
    • 2002, Ian Stewart, Does God Play Dice?: The New Mathematics of Chaos, page 38
      The answer is 'yes', and the mathematics needed is the theory of probability and its applied cousin, statistics.
  2. A person's ability to count, calculate, and use different systems of mathematics at differing levels.
    My mathematics is always improving.
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Mathematics
Noun

mathematics (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of mathematics, especially when defined as a school subject.



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