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|Noun||1.||mathematical 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
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