from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to mathematics.
- adj. Precise; exact.
- adj. Absolute; certain.
- adj. Possible according to mathematics but highly improbable: The team has only a mathematical chance to win the championship.
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- adj. Of, or relating to mathematics
- adj. Possible but highly improbable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to mathematics; according to mathematics; hence, theoretically precise; accurate
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or relating to mathematics; having to do with pure quantity; quantitative: as, mathematical knowledge; mathematical instruments; a mathematical theory.
- According to the principles of mathematics; theoretically precise; absolutely accurate; strict; rigid; demonstrable: as, mathematical exactness; mathematical certainty.
- Geometrical, as opposed to arithmetical and algebraical: an incorrect use, formerly current.
- Astrological; magical.
- Produced by mathematics, as pure figures and number.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. beyond question
- adj. statistically possible though highly improbable
- adj. relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers
- adj. characterized by the exactness or precision of mathematics
- adj. of or pertaining to or of the nature of mathematics
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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)