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math
^{1}
/
mæθ
/
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[
math
]
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noun
mathematics
.
Origin:
shortened form
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math
^{2}
/
mæθ
/
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math
]
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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
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math
^{3}
/
mʌθ
/
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[
muhth
]
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noun
an order of Hindu monks.
Also,
matha
/
ˈmʌθ
ə
/
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[
muhth

uh
]
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.
Origin:
1825–35;
<
Sanskrit
maṭha
hut
math.
^{}
1.
mathematical
.
2.
mathematician
.
3.
mathematics
.
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math
Collins
World English Dictionary
math
(mæθ)
—
n
informal
(
US
), (
Canadian
) short for
mathematics
Brit equivalent:
maths
math.
—
abbreviation for
mathematics
Collins English Dictionary  Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
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Etymonline
Word Origin & History
math
Amer.Eng. shortening of
mathematics
, 1890; the British preference, maths, is attested from 1911.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
math
mathematics
math.
mathematical
mathematician
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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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 complicatedbut 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
.
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