Definition of mathematics noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    mathematics

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    NAmE//ˌmæθəˈmæt̮ɪks//
     
    (formal)(also math
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] the science of numbers and shapes. Branches of mathematics include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry the school mathematics curriculum
  2. 2[uncountable] the process of calculating using numbers He worked out the very difficult mathematics in great detail.
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NAmE//ˌmæθəˈmæt̮ɪkl//
 
adjective mathematical calculations/problems/models to assess children's mathematical ability
mathematically
 
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NAmE//ˌmæθəˈmæt̮ɪkli//
 
adverb It's mathematically impossible. Some people are very mathematically inclined (= interested in and good at mathematics).
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