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## a·rith·me·tic

(ə-rĭth′mĭ-tĭk)*n.*

The mathematics of integers, rational numbers, real numbers, or complex numbers under addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

*adj.*

**ar·ith·met·ic**(ăr′ĭth-mĕt′ĭk) also

**ar′ith·met′i·cal**(ăr′ĭth-mĕt′ĭ-kəl)

**1.**Of or relating to arithmetic.

**2.**Changing according to an arithmetic progression: The increase in the food supply is arithmetic.

[Middle English arsmetike, from Old French arismetique, from Medieval Latin arismetica, alteration of Latin arithmētica, from Greek arithmētikē (tekhnē),

*(art) of counting*, feminine of arithmētikos, from arithmein,*to count*, from arithmos,*number*; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]**ar′ith·met′i·cal·ly**

*adv.*

**a·rith′me·ti′cian**(-tĭsh′ən)

*n.*

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## arithmetic

(əˈrɪθmətɪk)*n*

**1.**(Mathematics) the branch of mathematics concerned with numerical calculations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

**2.**(Mathematics) one or more calculations involving numerical operations

**3.**(Mathematics) knowledge of or skill in using arithmetic: his arithmetic is good.

*adj*

(Mathematics) of, relating to, or using arithmetic

[C13: from Latin

*arithmētica,*from Greek*arithmētikē,*from*arithmein*to count, from*arithmos*number]**ˌarithˈmetically**

*adv*

**aˌrithmeˈtician**

*n*

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## a•rith•me•tic

(*n.*əˈrɪθ mə tɪk;

*adj.*ˌær ɪθˈmɛt ɪk)

*n.*

**1.**the method or process of computation with figures: the most elementary branch of mathematics.

**2.**the theory of numbers; the study of the divisibility of whole numbers, the remainders after division, etc.

**3.**a treatise on arithmetic.

*adj.*

**4.**Also,

**ar`ith•met′i•cal.**of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the rules of arithmetic.

**ar•ith•met•ic**

[1200–50; < Old French

*arismetique*< Medieval Latin*arismētica,*Latin*arithmētica*< Greek*arithmētikḗ*(*téchnē*) (art, skill) of numbers, feminine of*arithmētikós*<*arithmēt(ós)*number]**ar`ith•met′i•cal•ly,**

*adv.*

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## a·rith·me·tic

(ə-rĭth′mĭ-tĭk)**1.**The mathematical study of numbers and their properties under the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

**2.**Calculation using these operations.

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Noun | 1. | arithmetic - the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculationsmath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement pure mathematics - the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness algorism - computation with Arabic figures miscalculate, misestimate - calculate incorrectly; "I miscalculated the number of guests at the wedding" recalculate - calculate anew; "The costs had to be recalculated" average out, average - compute the average of square - raise to the second power cube - raise to the third power add together, add - make an addition by combining numbers; "Add 27 and 49, please!" multiply - combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15" raise - multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3 halve - divide by two; divide into halves; "Halve the cake" quarter - divide by four; divide into quarters make - add up to; "four and four make eight" contain - be divisible by; "24 contains 6" |

Adj. | 1. | arithmetic - relating to or involving arithmetic; "arithmetical computations" |

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## arithmetic

*noun*

Arithmetic calculations

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Translations

**عِلْم الحِساب**

**aritmetika**

**aritmetický**

**aritmetik**

**aritmeettinen**

**aritmetiikka**

**laskuoppi**

**reikningur, talnafræîi**

**算数**

**aritmetika**

**aritmetinis**

**aritmētika**

**aritmetica**rekenkunde

**aritmetika**

**aritmetika**

**aritmetik**

**aritmetisk**

## arithmetic

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## arithmetic

[əˈrɪθm*ɪ*tɪk]

*n*

(=

*school subject*) → arithmétique*f* (=

He got his arithmetic wrong → Il s'est trompé dans ses calculs.

if my arithmetic is right ... → si mes calculs sont bons ...

the arithmetic

*calculations*) → calculs*mpl*He got his arithmetic wrong → Il s'est trompé dans ses calculs.

if my arithmetic is right ... → si mes calculs sont bons ...

the arithmetic

*(of particular situation)*→ l'arithmétiqueCollins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

## arithmetic

*n*→ Rechnen

*nt*; (= calculation) → Rechnung

*f*; could you check my

**arithmetic**? → kannst du mal gucken, ob ich richtig gerechnet habe?; your

**arithmetic**is wrong → du hast dich verrechnet;

**arithmetic**book → Rechenfibel

*f*→

*or*-buch

*nt*; (= exercise book) → Rechenheft

*nt*

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## arithmetic

[*n*əˈrɪθmətɪk;

*adj*ˌærɪθˈmɛtɪk]

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## arithmetic

(əˈriθmətik)*noun*

the art of counting by numbers.

**arithmetical**(ӕriθˈmetikl)

*adjective*

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