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[maths] /mæθs/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Chiefly British
Origin of maths
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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  • The school insp. came yesterday, the old one who always comes for maths.

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  • It's very tiresome, for soon the other school insp. for maths.

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  • Im a Soph myself, by rights, if old Hammond hadnt marked me low in maths.

  • Opal Earnshaw was fearfully angry that you beat her in maths.

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  • The Nutling seems to give extraordinarily good reports, for twice in the maths.

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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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for maths

math

mathematics
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