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English definition of “mathematics”

mathematics

noun [U] uk   /ˌmæθˈmæt.ɪks/ us    /-ˈmæt̬-/ (UK informal maths, US informal math) formal
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 mathematics
mathematically
adverb uk   /ˌmæθˈmæt.ɪ.kəl.i/ us    /-ˈmæt̬-/
Branches and types of mathematics
(Definition of mathematics from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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