of, pertaining to, or of the nature of mathematics: mathematical truth.
employed in the operations of mathematics: mathematical instruments.
having the exactness, precision, or certainty of mathematics.
Also, mathematic.

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin mathēmatic(us) pertaining to mathematics + -al1

mathematically, adverb
nonmathematic, adjective
nonmathematical, adjective
nonmathematically, adverb
semimathematical, adjective
semimathematically, adverb
supermathematical, adjective
supermathematically, adverb
unmathematical, adjective
unmathematically, adverb

3. exact, precise, meticulous, rigorous. Unabridged
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mathematical or mathematic (ˌmæθəˈmætɪkəl, ˌmæθˈmæt-)
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
mathe'matically or mathematic

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Word Origin & History

late 14c. as singular, replaced by early 17c. by mathematics, from L. mathematica (pl.), from Gk. mathematike tekhne "mathematical science," fem. sing. of mathematikos (adj.) "relating to mathematics, scientific," from mathema (gen. mathematos) "science, knowledge, mathematical
knowledge," related to manthanein "to learn," from PIE base *mn-/*men-/*mon- "to think, have one's mind aroused" (cf. Gk. menthere "to care," Lith. mandras "wide-awake," O.C.S. madru "wise, sage," Goth. mundonsis "to look at," Ger. munter "awake, lively").

1520s, from L. mathematicus (see mathematic).
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Example sentences
When you base your model on the mathematic development but do not use mathematic to describe, of course you are wrong.
The boundaries and acreage of aliquot parts and lots of a section were protracted, based on mathematic calculations.
Some mathematic symbols are used throughout this publication.
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