American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of quantity; the study of ideal constructions (often applicable to real problems), and the discovery thereby of relations between the parts of these constructions, before unknown. The observations being upon objects of imagination merely, the discoveries of mathematics are susceptible of being rendered quite certain. The first considerable advances in mathematics were made by the Greeks, whose greatest geometers, Euclid, Archimedes, and Apollonius, flourished in or about the third century b. c. After their time not very much progress was made until the seventeenth century, but since then the progress of discovery has been continuous. See absolute, algebra, arithmetic, equation, function, geometry, group, infinite, infinitesimal, number, problem, quantity, space, theorem, etc.
- n. An abstract representational system used in the study of numbers, shapes, structure and change and the relationships between these concepts.
- n. A person's ability to count, calculate, and use different systems of mathematics at differing levels.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That science, or class of sciences, which treats of the exact relations existing between quantities or magnitudes, and of the methods by which, in accordance with these relations, quantities sought are deducible from other quantities known or supposed; the science of spatial and quantitative relations.
- n. a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
- From Latin mathēmatica ("mathematics"), from Ancient Greek μαθηματικός (mathematikos, "fond of learning"), from μάθημα (máthema, "knowledge, study, learning"). (Wiktionary)
- From Middle English mathematik, from Old French mathematique, from Latin mathēmatica, from Greek mathēmatikē (tekhnē), mathematical (science), feminine of mathēmatikos, mathematical; see mathematical. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Society, who, accepting Bacon's demand for certainty and not finding it in the hypothetical physics, empha - sized the necessity for a more Archimedean approach: what they called mathematics and what today might be termed mathematical physics.”
“Things which may at first sight appear comparatively valueless in education -- such as the study of the dead languages, and the relations of lines and surfaces which we call mathematics -- are really of the greatest practical value, not so much because of the information which they yield, as because of the development which they compel.”
“I will now explain my meaning by literal examples, leaving aside all purely abstract reasoning, which I call the mathematics of thought.”
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