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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.
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(ˌmæθəˈmætɪkəl; ˌmæθˈmæt-) or less commonly


1. (Mathematics) of, used in, or relating to mathematics
2. (Mathematics) characterized by or using the precision of mathematics; exact
3. (Mathematics) using, determined by, or in accordance with the principles of mathematics
ˌmatheˈmatically adv
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(ˌmæθ əˈmæt ɪ kəl)

also math`e•mat′ic,

1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of mathematics: mathematical truth.
2. employed in the operations of mathematics: mathematical instruments.
3. having the exactness, precision, or certainty of mathematics.
math`e•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mathematical - of or pertaining to or of the nature of mathematicsmathematical - of or pertaining to or of the nature of mathematics; "a mathematical textbook"; "slide rules and other mathematical instruments"; "a mathematical solution to a problem"; "mathematical proof"
2.mathematical - relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbersmathematical - relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers; "tests for rating numerical aptitude"; "a mathematical whiz"
3.mathematical - beyond question; "a mathematical certainty"
unquestionable - incapable of being questioned; "unquestionable authority"
4.mathematical - statistically possible though highly improbable; "have a mathematical chance of making the playoffs"
possible - capable of happening or existing; "a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences"
5.mathematical - characterized by the exactness or precision of mathematicsmathematical - characterized by the exactness or precision of mathematics; "mathematical precision"
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
exact - marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"
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1. arithmetical, statistical, numerical, algebraic mathematical calculations
2. strict, careful, exact, precise, scientific, rigorous, pinpoint, meticulous, unerring planned with mathematical precision
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[ˌmæθəˈmætɪkəl] ADJmatemático
I'm not very mathematicalno se me dan bien las matemáticas
he's a mathematical geniuses un genio para las matemáticas
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[ˌmæθəˈmætɪkəl] adj
[calculation, formula, problem] → mathématique
[ability, skills] → mathématique mathematical modelmathematical error nerreur f mathématiquemathematical model nmodèle m mathématique
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[ˌmæθˈmætɪkl] adjmatematico/a
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(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.
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مُتَعَلِقٌ بِالرِّيَاضِيَاتِ matematický matematisk mathematisch μαθηματικός matemático matemaattinen mathématique matematički matematico 数学の 수학의 wiskundig matematisk matematyczny matemático математический matematisk เกี่ยวกับคณิตศาสตร์ matematiksel thuộc toán học 数学的
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And further, I continued to exercise myself in the method I had prescribed; for, besides taking care in general to conduct all my thoughts according to its rules, I reserved some hours from time to time which I expressly devoted to the employment of the method in the solution of mathematical difficulties, or even in the solution likewise of some questions belonging to other sciences, but which, by my having detached them from such principles of these sciences as were of inadequate certainty, were rendered almost mathematical: the truth of this will be manifest from the numerous examples contained in this volume.
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