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mathematical

[math-uh-mat-i-kuh l] /ˌmæθ əˈmæt ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or of the nature of mathematics:
mathematical truth.
2.
employed in the operations of mathematics:
mathematical instruments.
3.
having the exactness, precision, or certainty of mathematics.
Also, mathematic.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin mathēmatic(us) pertaining to mathematics + -al1
Related forms
mathematically, adverb
nonmathematic, adjective
nonmathematical, adjective
nonmathematically, adverb
semimathematical, adjective
semimathematically, adverb
supermathematical, adjective
supermathematically, adverb
unmathematical, adjective
unmathematically, adverb
Synonyms
3. exact, precise, meticulous, rigorous.
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British Dictionary definitions for mat hematic

mathematical

/ˌmæθəˈmætɪkəl; ˌmæθˈmæt-/
adjective
1.
of, used in, or relating to mathematics
2.
characterized by or using the precision of mathematics; exact
3.
using, determined by, or in accordance with the principles of mathematics
Derived Forms
mathematically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for mat hematic

mathematical

adj.

early 15c., from Latin mathematicus (see mathematic) + -al (1). Related: Mathematically.

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