› 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 work out which of these is cheaper - could you do the arithmetic?

arithmetical

adjective uk
/ˌær.ɪθˈmet.ɪ.kəl/ us
/ˌer.ɪθˈmet̬-/ (also arithmetic,
/ˌær.ɪθˈmet.ɪk/
)

› arithmetical problemsarithmetically

adverb uk
/ˌær.ɪθˈmet.ɪ.kəl.i/ us
/ˌer.ɪθˈmet̬-/

(Definition of arithmetic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus
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