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1Relating to mathematics.

*‘mathematical symbols’**‘His mathematical work covered Cartesian geometry and the theory of equations.’**‘He did important work on differential equations and applications to mathematical physics.’**‘His interests are in discrete differential geometry and mathematical visualization.’**‘His mathematical work concentrates on set theory, where his concern is the nature of a set.’**‘He also wrote on applications of the symbolic calculus to mathematical physics.’**‘He is chiefly known, however, for his work on mathematical and statistical tables.’**‘Sometimes this general theory is contemplated or worked out in terms of mathematical equations.’**‘No mathematical theorem could require the number of pages these fellows were taking!’**‘He shook his head as he glossed over the mathematical equations again.’**‘The first phase of the process is to search for equations that satisfy certain mathematical properties.’**‘The mathematical equations of Newton or Einstein make no explicit mention of direction in space.’**‘In Newton's theory of motion there is basically one mathematical equation to solve.’**‘Do not be put off by the mathematical equation, because this is really not very complicated.’**‘The mathematician contemplates how the various mathematical ideas relate to each other.’**‘For an asymmetric algorithm, it is easier to attack the underlying mathematical problem.’**‘His most important mathematical contribution is the application of geometry to optics.’**‘One of the most ancient of mathematical curiosities is the so-called magic square.’**‘He also studied the foundations of geometry which was his own mathematical speciality.’**‘In mathematical language, the diagrams are graphs, and problems arise at the nodes of the graphs.’**‘It introduced a complete system of mathematical and logical notation, yet none is used today.’*

View synonyms**arithmetical**, arithmetic, numerical, statistical, algebraic, geometric, geometrical, trigonometric, trigonometrical, topological- 1.1Resembling mathematics in being rigorously precise.
*‘mathematical thinking’**‘he arranged the meal with mathematical precision on a plate’**‘The whole show was precise and mathematical, but full of subtle light, warmth and feeling.’**‘Yet there is nothing mathematical or precise about his career progression.’**‘We're also delighted by the mathematical precision that he's used in calculating the future.’**‘You can see the point made with mathematical precision.’**‘As always, what strikes one about French farce is its mix of mathematical precision and bizarre detail.’**‘The movie evokes a mathematical precision in its depiction of coping with loss.’**‘Better to be able to argue about the answer to a clue than to have such mathematical strictness.’*

View synonyms**rigorous**, meticulous, scrupulous, punctilious, scientific, strict, precise, exact, accurate, pinpoint, correct, careful, unerring

**Origin**

Late Middle English from Latin mathematicalis, from Greek mathēmatikos, from mathēma, mathēmat- ‘science’, from the base of manthanein ‘learn’.

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