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maths

[maths] /mæθs/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Chiefly British
Origin
by shortening

math1

[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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Examples for maths
  • Lit get more of this kind of student than people in maths or business.
  • Radiation therapists similarly must complete heavy coursework in the maths and sciences.
  • Also think that in the past computer science was within maths, and then when it branched off it subdivided.
  • One is good at languages and bad at maths, the other is good at maths and bad at languages.
  • Also, slightly annoying is the lack of simple maths equations in posts.
  • But in any case, by comparison with the arts, doing well at maths was always much less dependent on cultural or economic factors.
  • He retires next year and wants to help teach maths in a state school.
  • It is now regarded as the preferred elite choice, even by literary types with little interest in science or maths.
  • Any wave, no matter how complex, can be described by what is known in maths-speak as a function.
  • The motion is that promoting maths and science education, not fundamental research, is the best way to stimulate innovation.
British Dictionary definitions for maths

maths

/mæθs/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) (Brit, informal) short for mathematics US and Canadian equivalent math

math

/mæθ/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian, informal) short for mathematics Brit equivalent maths
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Word Origin and History for maths
n.

see math.

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 maths

math

noun

Mathematics (Students)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for maths

math

mathematics
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