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 (măth′ə-măt′ĭ-kəl) also math·e·mat·ic (-ĭk)
1. Of or relating to mathematics.
a. Precise; exact.
b. Absolute; certain.
3. Possible according to mathematics but highly improbable: The team has only a mathematical chance to win the championship.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin mathēmaticālis, from Latin mathēmaticus, from Greek mathēmatikos, from mathēma, mathēmat-, science, learning, from manthanein, math-, to learn; see mendh- in Indo-European roots.]

math′e·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.mathematically - with respect to mathematicsmathematically - with respect to mathematics; "mathematically impossible"
stærîfræîilega; nákvæmlega
matematiksel olarak


[ˌmæθəˈmætɪkəlɪ] ADVmatemáticamente


advmathematisch; possible, impossible, complicatedrechnerisch; mathematically speaking (= numerically speaking)rein zahlenmäßig


[ˌmæθˈmætɪklɪ] advmatematicamente


(mӕθəˈmӕtiks) noun singular
(abbreviation maths (mӕθs) , (American) math (mӕθ) ) the science or branch of knowledge dealing with measurements, numbers and quantities.
ˌmatheˈmatical adjective
1. of or done by mathematics. mathematical tables.
2. very exact or accurate. mathematical precision.
ˌmatheˈmatically adverb
ˌmathemaˈtician (-ˈtiʃən) noun
1. a person who is good at mathematics. For a young boy, he's quite a mathematician!
2. someone who works in mathematics. He is a mathematician with a local engineering firm.
References in classic literature ?
Do you know, gentlemen --very gravely and mathematically bowing to each Captain in succession -- Do you know, gentlemen, that the digestive organs of the whale are so inscrutably constructed by Divine Providence, that it is quite impossible for him to completely digest even a man's arm?
But this statement is not mathematically correct, because the equinox does not necessarily begin at noon.
He breakfasted and dined at the club, at hours mathematically fixed, in the same room, at the same table, never taking his meals with other members, much less bringing a guest with him; and went home at exactly midnight, only to retire at once to bed.
All human actions will then, of course, be tabulated according to these laws, mathematically, like tables of logarithms up to 108,000, and entered in an index; or, better still, there would be published certain edifying works of the nature of encyclopaedic lexicons, in which everything will be so clearly calculated and explained that there will be no more incidents or adventures in the world.
He tried to mathematically prove to himself that he would not run from a battle.
Three little hills stood near each other, and down in the midst of them sunk a hollow basin, almost mathematically circular, two or three hundred feet in breadth, and of such depth that a stately cedar might but just be visible above the sides.
Our action should rest mathematically on our substance.
He had been able to form a judgment as to the unconquerable modesty resulting from the combined virtues of the amulet and the gypsy, and he had mathematically calculated the resistance of that chastity to the second power.
As they cannot fail to recognize Burdovsky's right (seeing that it is mathematically demonstrable), it is just as well that the witnesses should be your friends.
For Kutuzov this was mathematically clear, as it is that if when playing draughts I have one man less and go on exchanging, I shall certainly lose, and therefore should not exchange.
When the homogeneous atoms of a mineral, moving freely in solution, arrange themselves into shapes mathematically perfect, or particles of frozen moisture into the symmetrical and beautiful forms of snowflakes, you have nothing to say.
From which we may deduce mathematically this corollary: The statesman first looms up in the sphere of higher salaries; and also this second and not less logical and important corollary: Directors-general may be statesmen.

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