
math·e·mat·ics
mathematics


 pronunciation:
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part of speech: 
noun 
definition: 
Mathematics is the study of numbers, amounts, and shapes.
Lenny used mathematics to figure out how long it would take him to walk from his house to his friend's house. 

Mathematics comes from mathema, an ancient Greek word that means "learning or knowledge."

broader category that includes mathematics 

science 

some actions in mathematics 

average, calculate, compute, count, divide, estimate, factor, figure, graph, multiply, square, subtract, transform 

some descriptions of mathematics 

random 

some kinds of mathematics 

geometry 

some parts of mathematics 

numbers, operations 

some people who use mathematics 

accountant, engineer, scientist 

some terms used in mathematics 

character, denominator, digit, dividend, equation, example, factor, minus, multiple, number, plus, power, product, square, sum 

some things conventionally associated with mathematics 

calculator, computer, graph, problem 

