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[math] /mæθ/
noun
Origin
shortened form

math2

[math] /mæθ/
noun, British Dialect
1.
a mowing.
2.
the crop mowed.
Origin
1575-85; probably back formation from aftermath; compare Old English mǣth; cognate with German Mahd

math3

[muhth] /mʌθ/
noun
1.
an order of Hindu monks.
Also, matha
[muhth-uh] /ˈmʌθ ə/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1825-35; < Sanskrit maṭha hut
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  • When you do math in your head, you're using a recycled product.
  • Judging from all the crows in the neighborhood, that's all the math you need to be a successful crow.
  • Some consider math an unnecessary course in college for art majors.
  • It's always great to hear from others on math that they are thinking about.
  • My kids have been having a tough time with math this year.
  • For many students, though, it's a major culture shift from what's familiar to them about math.
  • So the math isn't complicated-but that doesn't mean it isn't intimidating.
  • Of all the topics in school, my kids struggle a bit with math.
  • Macro tends to be voodoo done in sophisticated math and you have to have advanced training in math to appreciate it.
  • But these days, the ancient art is being revitalized by another form of expression: math.
British Dictionary definitions for math

math

/mæθ/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian, informal) short for mathematics Brit equivalent maths

math.

abbreviation
1.
mathematics
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Word Origin and History for math
n.

American English shortening of mathematics, 1890; the British preference, maths, is attested from 1911.

"a mowing," Old English mæð "mowing, cutting of grass," from Proto-Germanic *mediz (cf. Old Frisian meth, Old High German mad, German Mahd "mowing, hay crop"), from PIE *me- "to cut down grass or grain with a sickle or scythe" (see mow).

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Slang definitions & phrases for math

math

noun

Mathematics (Students)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for math

math

mathematics

math.

  1. mathematical
  2. mathematician
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