A2 the study of numbers, shapes, and space using reason and usually a special system of symbols and rules for organizing them → See also algebra, arithmetic, geometryBranches and types of mathematicsSubjects and disciplines mathematical
/ˌmæθˈmæt.ɪ.kəl/
/-ˈmæt̬-/ adjective B2 a mathematical formulaBranches and types of mathematics mathematically
/ˌmæθˈmæt.ɪ.kəl.i/
/-ˈmæt̬-/ adverb Branches and types of mathematics

(Definition of mathematics noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus
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You are looking at an entry to do with Branches & types of mathematics, but you might be interested in these topics from the **Mathematics & arithmetic** topic area:

- Addition, subtraction, multiplication & division
- Averages
- Calculations & calculating
- Fractions
- Geometrical & mathematical instruments
- Geometrical shapes
- Geometry: bends, loops & curves
- Geometry: describing angles, lines & orientations
- Geometry: parts of geometrical shapes
- Geometry: properties of circles & curves
- Mathematical symbols
- Numbering & counting
- Numbers generally
- Numbers: cardinal, including nought & zero
- Numbers: groups of things according to number
- Numbers: ordinal
- Numbers: single, double & multiple
- Numerical relationships
- Statistics
- Tables, graphs & diagrams
- Terms for numbers

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