adj 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"

alsomathematicadjectiveEtymology: 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 ;preciseb.certain3. possible but highly improbable <only a mathematical chance> • mathematicallyadverb

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 • mathematicallyAnyone can be an astrologer as long as they are mathematically minded.ADV: ADV -ed/adj