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**mathematics**(n = noun.cognition) math, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement;
is a kind of
science,
scientific discipline

has particulars: pure mathematics, applied math, applied mathematics

Derived forms adjective mathematical

That science, or class of sciences, which treats of the exact relations existing between quantities or magnitudes, and of the methods by which, in accordance with these relations, quantities sought are deducible from other quantities known or supposed; the science of spatial and quantitative relations. [*1913 Webster*]

" Mathematics embraces three departments, namely: 1. Arithmetic . 2. Geometry , including Trigonometry and Conic Sections . 3. Analysis , in which letters are used, including Algebra , Analytical Geometry , and Calculus . Each of these divisions is divided into pure or abstract, which considers magnitude or quantity abstractly, without relation to matter; and mixed or applied, which treats of magnitude as subsisting in material bodies, and is consequently interwoven with physical considerations."
[*1913 Webster*]

1 (also treated as sing.) the abstract science of number, quantity, and space studied in its own right (pure mathematics), or as applied to other disciplines such as physics, engineering, etc. (applied mathematics).

2 (as pl.) the use of mathematics in calculation etc.

Derivative

mathematician n.

Etymology

prob. f. F math{eacute}matiques pl. f. L mathematica f. Gk mathematika: see MATHEMATICAL

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