metamathematics

metamathematics

[met-uh-math-uh-mat-iks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the logical analysis of the fundamental concepts of mathematics, as number, function, etc.

Origin:
1885–90; meta- + mathematics

metamathematical, adjective
metamathematician [met-uh-math-uh-muh-tish-uhn] , noun
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metamathematics (ˌmɛtəˌmæθɪˈmætɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the logical analysis of the reasoning, principles, and rules that control the use and combination of mathematical symbols, numbers, etc
 
metamathe'matical
 
adj
 
metamathema'tician
 
n

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