# metamathematics

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## met·a·math·e·mat·ics

(mĕt′ə-măth′ə-măt′ĭks)*n.*

*(used with a sing. verb)*

The branch of mathematics that deals with the logic and consistency of mathematical proofs, formulas, and equations.

**met′a·math′e·mat′i·cal**

*adj.*

**met′a·math′e·ma·ti′cian**(-mə-tĭsh′ən)

*n.*

## metamathematics

(ˌmɛtəˌmæθɪˈmætɪks)*n*

(Mathematics) (

*functioning as singular*) the logical analysis of the reasoning, principles, and rules that control the use and combination of mathematical symbols, numbers, etc**ˌmetaˌmatheˈmatical**

*adj*

**ˌmetaˌmathemaˈtician**

*n*

## met•a•math•e•mat•ics

(ˌmɛt əˌmæθ əˈmæt ɪks)*n.*(

*used with a sing. v.*)

the study of fundamental concepts of mathematics, as number and function.

[1885–90]

**met`a•math`e•mat′i•cal,**

*adj.*

**metamathematics**

the logical analysis of the fundamental concepts of mathematics, as function, number, etc.

See also: Mathematics**— metamathematician**,*n.***— metamathematical**,*adj.*ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonyms

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Noun | 1. | metamathematics - the logical analysis of mathematical reasoningmath, 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 |

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