
math·e·mat·ics
mathematics


 pronunciation:
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part of speech: 
noun 
definition: 
(used with a singular verb) the study of numbers, amounts, shapes, and the relationship between them, using symbols to represent these things. Arithmetic, algebra, and geometry are some branches of mathematics.
 similar words:
 figure


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

broader category that includes mathematics 

science 

some actions in mathematics 

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

some descriptions of mathematics 

complex, linear, numerical, random 

some kinds of mathematics 

algebra, geometry 

some parts of mathematics 

numbers, operations 

some people who use mathematics 

accountant, astronomer, engineer, mathematician, physicist, scientist 

some terms used in mathematics 

addend, character, common denominator, cube, decimal point, denominator, digit, dividend, divisor, equation, example, factor, mean, median, minuend, minus, multiple, multiplicand, multiplier, number, numerator, parenthesis, plus, power, product, quotient, ratio, root, set, slash, square, square root, subset, subtrahend, sum, symbol, x, y 

some things conventionally associated with mathematics 

abacus, bar graph, calculator, computer, graph, problem, statistics 

