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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: of or pertaining to or of the nature of mathematics; "a mathematical textbook"; "slide rules and other mathematical instruments"; "a mathematical solution to a problem"; "mathematical proof"
2: relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers; "tests for rating numerical aptitude"; "a mathematical whiz" [syn: numerical, mathematical] [ant: verbal]
3: beyond question; "a mathematical certainty"
4: statistically possible though highly improbable; "have a mathematical chance of making the playoffs"
5: characterized by the exactness or precision of mathematics; "mathematical precision"

Merriam Webster's

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 1. of, relating to, or according with mathematics 2. a. rigorously exact ; precise b. certain 3. possible but highly improbable <only a mathematical chance> mathematically adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

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

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

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

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Pertaining to mathematics. 2. Precise, accurate, strict, rigid.

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algebraic, analytic, arithmetical, close, constant, delicate, direct, even, exact, express, faithful, fine, geometric, inerrable, inerrant, infallible, micrometrically precise, microscopic, nice, numeric, pinpoint, precise, refined, religious, religiously exact, rigid, rigorous, scientific, scientifically exact, severe, square, strict, subtle, undeviating, unerring

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