# mathematic

## mathematical

[math-uh-mat-i-kuhl]
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

3. exact, precise, meticulous, rigorous.
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 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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mathematic
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").

mathematical
1520s, from L. mathematicus (see mathematic).
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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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