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arithmetic

noun [U] uk   /əˈrɪθ.mə.tɪk/  us   /-t̬ɪk/
the part of mathematics that involves the adding and multiplying, etc. of numbers: I've never been very good at arithmetic. an arithmetic test calculations involving adding and multiplying, etc. numbers: I did some quick mental arithmetic and decided it was going to cost too much. I can't figure out which of these is cheaper - could you do the arithmetic?
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arithmetical
adjective uk   /ˌær.ɪθˈmet.ɪ.kəl/  us   /ˌer.ɪθˈmet̬-/ (also arithmetic, uk   /ˌær.ɪθˈmet.ɪk/ us   )
arithmetical problems
arithmetically
adverb uk   /ˌær.ɪθˈmet.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˌer.ɪθˈmet̬-/
Translations of “arithmetic”
in Arabic حِساب…
in Korean 산수, 산술…
in Malaysian aritmetik…
in French arithmétique…
in Turkish matematik…
in Italian aritmetica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 算術, 算術運算, 演算…
in Russian арифметика…
in Polish arytmetyka, obliczenia…
in Vietnamese số học…
in Spanish aritmética…
in Portuguese aritmética…
in Thai คณิตศาสตร์…
in German die Arithmetik…
in Catalan aritmètica…
in Japanese 算数, 計算…
in Indonesian ilmu hitung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 算术, 算术运算, 演算…
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