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usually treated as singular1The abstract science of number, quantity, and space, either as abstract concepts (pure mathematics), or as applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering (applied mathematics)

*‘a taste for mathematics’**‘He wrote on the history of mathematics and the philosophy of mathematics and science.’**‘This question is a perfect example of a problem in the branch of mathematics known as information theory.’**‘For example, in the history of mathematics, the concept of zero is rather late.’**‘She now had a circle of friends who strongly encouraged her in her studies of mathematics and science.’**‘It was not just the relation between mathematics and the physical sciences that fascinated him.’**‘There was a course covering all aspects of study including arts, science and mathematics.’**‘Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics.’**‘It is time to take a look at this most outstanding work on algebra in Greek mathematics.’**‘After a couple of years she dropped engineering and moved to mathematics as her main subject.’**‘Perhaps you should take the opportunity to send your reporter to a night class in basic mathematics.’**‘So if these two forms of life then get in each other's way it's a matter of simple mathematics.’**‘I want to argue for a radically discursive understanding of mathematics itself.’**‘That would make anything but the simplest mathematics in ancient texts impossible.’**‘If you only have an average interest in every form of mathematics you'll probably hate it.’**‘Had he not made a career from mathematics he could well have made his profession as an opera singer.’**‘His belief was that to learn mathematics a student had to do more and read less.’**‘The application of mathematics to trade and financial affairs is as old as mathematics itself.’**‘The Greeks were superb mathematicians and discovered much of the mathematics we still use today.’**‘We need to think more carefully about numbers and the mathematics we use to work with them.’**‘Our tools are mathematics and physics, and we have to teach children how to use them.’*

**arithmetical problem**, problem, calculation, reckoning, tally, question- 1.1often treated as plural The mathematical aspects of something.
*‘James immerses himself in the mathematics of baseball’**‘We thought that the latest attack might be thwarted by the machines' own faulty mathematics.’**‘Ruby was the person who had the mathematical ability and she did all the mathematics.’**‘The mathematics of counting then allow you to work out your winning chances, and how much your prize might be.’*

**Origin**

Late 16th century plural of obsolete mathematic ‘mathematics’, from Old French mathematique, from Latin (ars) mathematica ‘mathematical (art)’, from Greek mathēmatikē (tekhnē), from the base of manthanein ‘learn’.

**Pronunciation**

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