Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Mathematics.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable Short for mathematics.
  • noun uncountable Arithmetic calculations; (see do the math).
  • noun countable A math course.
  • noun Hinduism, Jainism Short for matha.
  • noun A mowing; what is gathered from mowing.

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Contraction of mathematics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Contraction of matha.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • math v. to solve a problem using mathematics. The only way I can math these numbers is by using a calculator.

    June 2, 2016

  • applied logic

    October 20, 2017