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- n. Mathematics which is done for its own sake rather than being motivated by other sciences.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. that portion of mathematics which treats of the principles of the science, or contradistinction to applied mathematics, which treats of the application of the principles to the investigation of other branches of knowledge, or to the practical wants of life.
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- n. the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness
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