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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mathematics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mowing; what is gathered from mowing.
  • n. Short for mathematics.
  • n. Arithmetic calculations; (see do the math).
  • n. A math course.
  • n. Short for matha.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mowing, or that which is gathered by mowing; -- chiefly used in composition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mowing, or what is gathered from mowing.
  • n. An abbreviation of mathematics and mathematical.
  • n. An abbreviation of mathematician.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Etymologies

From Middle English math, from Old English mǣþ ("a mowing, that which is mown, cutting of grass"), from Proto-Germanic *mēþan (“a mowing”), from Proto-Indo-European *mē- (“to mow”), equivalent to mow +‎ -th. Cognate with German Mahd ("a mowing, reaping"). Related also to Old English mǣd ("mead, meadow, pasture"). See meadow. (Wiktionary)
Contraction of mathematics. (Wiktionary)
Contraction of matha. (Wiktionary)

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