mathematical operation

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Noun1.mathematical operation - (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methodsmathematical operation - (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic"
calculation, computation, computing - the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
permutation - the act of changing the arrangement of a given number of elements
combination - the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order
differentiation - the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function
maximization - the mathematical process of finding the maximum value of a function
integration - an operation used in the calculus whereby the integral of a function is determined
exponentiation, involution - the process of raising a quantity to some assigned power
arithmetic operation - a mathematical operation involving numbers
matrix operation - a mathematical operation involving matrices
construction - drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem; "the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem"
relaxation method, relaxation - a method of solving simultaneous equations by guessing a solution and then reducing the errors that result by successive approximations until all the errors are less than some specified amount
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
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All these models involve more complicated mathematical operation than does OLS.
In spite of the translator's contention that the book has feminist overtones, Alencar seems to see Aurelia as an aberration, a female warped by the circumstances: "The woman's vital core abandoned its natural focus, the heart, to concentrate itself in the brain, where a man's speculative faculties reside." If Aurelia is a financial whiz, capable of "the most difficult and intricate mathematical operation," it is because her lover's scorn has turned her into a monster.
Hashing is a mathematical operation which converts the clear-text password into an irreversible hash-value of the password.
Cassie has displayed mathematical thinking by posing questions that require the use of a single mathematical operation. She has also displayed emerging contextual thinking by raising the issue of different sized sheets, possibly inferred from the different costs for the two sizes.
Presenting a mathematical operation in an equivalent form
Applying emotional learning has advantages such as less performing mathematical operation, high speed in calculation and easily meeting different requirements, which makes it into one of the effective methods in controlling and decision making.
The discovery is based on a mathematical operation that transforms a clockwise helix into a counterclockwise one, or vice versa.
A mathematical operation * is commutative if a * b = b * a for all a and b.
Performing a mathematical operation on a single qubit is like doing many operations simultaneously, Lloyd says.

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