# Definition of mathmatics

**1.** mathematics [ n ] a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

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(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

From the town surveyor , Hans learned drawing and **mathematics** and , from a university_student , some academic subjects .

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He not_only knew soldiering , but **mathematics** , history and literature as_well .

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So , too , is the mathematical competence of a college graduate who has majored in **mathematics** .

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This is an unsolved problem which probably has never been seriously investigated , although one frequently hears the comment that we have insufficient specialists of the kind who can compete with the Germans or Swiss , for_example , in precision machinery and **mathematics** , or the Finns in geochemistry .

**Synonyms**mathematics math maths

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