A2 the study of numbers, shapes, and space using reason and usually a special system of symbols and rules for organizing them Branches and types of mathematicsSubjects and disciplines

mathematical

adjective uk
/ˌmæθˈmæt.ɪ.kəl/ us
/-ˈmæt̬-/

B2 a mathematical formulaBranches and types of mathematicsmathematically

adverb uk
/ˌmæθˈmæt.ɪ.kəl.i/ us
/-ˈmæt̬-/

Branches and types of mathematics (Definition of mathematics from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus
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