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metamathematics

[met-uh-math-uh-mat-iks] /ˌmɛt əˌmæθ əˈmæt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the logical analysis of the fundamental concepts of mathematics, as number, function, etc.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; meta- + mathematics
Related forms
metamathematical, adjective
metamathematician
[met-uh-math-uh-muh-tish-uh n] /ˌmɛt əˌmæθ ə məˈtɪʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for metamathematics

metamathematics

/ˌmɛtəˌmæθɪˈmætɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the logical analysis of the reasoning, principles, and rules that control the use and combination of mathematical symbols, numbers, etc
Derived Forms
metamathematical, adjective
metamathematician, noun
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Word Origin and History for metamathematics
n.

1890, from meta- + mathematics.

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