› the part of mathematics that involves the adding and multiplying, etc. of numbers: I've never been very good at arithmetic. an arithmetic testBranches and types of mathematics › 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 work out which of these is cheaper - could you do the arithmetic?Branches and types of mathematics arithmetical
/ˌær.ɪθˈmet.ɪ.kəl/
/ˌer.ɪθˈmet̬-/ adjective (also arithmetic, /ˌær.ɪθˈmet.ɪk/ ) › arithmetical problemsBranches and types of mathematics arithmetically
/ˌær.ɪθˈmet.ɪ.kəl.i/
/ˌer.ɪθˈmet̬-/ adverb Branches and types of mathematics

(Definition of arithmetic noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus
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