mathematical

[math-uh-mat-i-kuh l] /ˌmæθ əˈmæt ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining 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
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.
British Dictionary definitions for mat-hematic
mathematical or mathematic (ˌmæθəˈmætɪkəl, ˌmæθˈmæt-)
 
adj
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
 
mathematic or mathematic
 
adj
 
mathe'matically or mathematic
 
adv

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Word Origin and History for mat-hematic
mathematical
1520s, from L. mathematicus (see mathematic).
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