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also mathematic adjective Etymology: Middle English mathematicalle, from Latin mathematicus, from Greek math?matikos, from math?mat-, math?ma learning, mathematics, from manthanein to learn; probably akin to Gothic mundon to pay attention Date: 15th century
adj. 1 of or relating to mathematics. 2 (of a proof etc.) rigorously precise. Phrases and idioms: mathematical induction = INDUCTION 3b. mathematical tables tables of logarithms and trigonometric values etc. Derivatives: mathematically adv. Etymology: F mathématique or L mathematicus f. Gk mathematikos f. mathema -matos science f. manthano learn
Mathematical Math`e*mat"ic*al, a. [See Mathematic.] Of or pertaining to mathematics; according to mathematics; hence, theoretically precise; accurate; as, mathematical geography; mathematical instruments; mathematical exactness. -- Math`e*mat"ic*al*ly, adv.
1. Something that is mathematical involves numbers and calculations. ...mathematical calculations... ADJ: ADJ n • mathematically ...a mathematically complicated formula... ADV: ADV with v, ADV adj, ADV with cl 2. If you have mathematical abilities or a mathematical mind, you are clever at doing calculations or understanding problems that involve numbers. ...a mathematical genius. ADJ: usu ADJ n • mathematically Anyone can be an astrologer as long as they are mathematically minded. ADV: ADV -ed/adj
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