Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Mental discipline; learning or science in general, especially mathematics.
  • noun [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of clerid beetles, erected by Waterhouse in 1877, having a long antennal club and the third tarsal joint not bilobed.

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  • noun rare Learning; especially, mathematics.

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  • noun mental calculation or discipline; learning, science

Etymologies

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From Late Latin, from Ancient Greek μάθησις, from the same base as μανθάνω ("I learn").

Examples

  • The studioli ornament evoked divine mystery, embodying the essence of Cusa's philosophy by the mathesis of perspective and the artisan's cunning wisdom.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Of special importance in this initial description is the ˜for us™ and the identification of learning (mathesis) with recollection.

    Plato's Middle Period Metaphysics and Epistemology

  • Descartes, and Leibniz gave this tradition a rationalist twist centered on the powers of human reason; it became the project of a universal framework of exact categories and ideas, a mathesis universalis.

    The Unity of Science

  • But Paul Yoder, also drawing on contemporary sciences which have posed a challenge to the classical mathesis, makes a very different argument.

    Complexity and Order.

  • Father F. Grimaldi wrote an impressive work on the nature of lumen, color, and the rainbow (Physico - mathesis de lumine, coloribus, et iride), published in

    OPTICS AND VISION

  • Here it may be noted that Ars means "text-book", as does the Greek word techen; disciplina is the translation of the Greek mathesis or mathemata, and stood in a narrower sense for the mathematical sciences.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • For there is no God ne none worshipping here, ne no providence in the world, but fortune only, of engendrure and hap, doth all, like as I have found expertly of myself, which was informed in the discipline of mathesis more than many others.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • "Psychotherapy" is a masterpiece, but his psychic equation of _causative_ and _purposive_, with all his mathesis, not only remains unsolved, but leads to confusion, from the false light shed on the unknown quantity, and his failure to indicate the gnosis; the demarcation between automatism and purposive Intelligence.

    The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul The Findings of Natural Science Reduced to Practical Studies in Psychology

  • In the mind of every man who has passed much of his life in successful action, there is a certain, if we may so say, untaught mathesis, -- but especially among those who have been bred to the art of war.

    The Last of the Barons — Complete

  • In the mind of every man who has passed much of his life in successful action, there is a certain, if we may so say, untaught mathesis, -- but especially among those who have been bred to the art of war.

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 11

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  • learning, mental discipline, especially in mathematics

    June 8, 2008