Definition of maths noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//mæθs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//mæθs//
    (British English)(North American English math
    BrE BrE//mæθ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//mæθ//
    Mathematical terminology
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  1. 1[uncountable] mathematics, especially as a subject in school The core subjects are English, Maths and Science. a maths teacher See related entries: Mathematical terminology
  2. 2[uncountable + singular or plural verb] the process of calculating using numbers If my maths is/are right, the answer is 142. The class was struggling to find the solution to a maths problem. Working out the quantities of the ingredients involved some complicated maths. See related entries: Mathematical terminology
  3. Wordfinderalgebra, arithmetic, calculus, equation, geometry, logarithm, maths, numeracy, problem, trigonometryIdioms to think carefully about something before doing it so that you know all the relevant facts or figures Do the maths before you take on more debt. If only someone had done the maths!

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