Which the in categoryENGLISH  ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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* mathematicks (obsolete)
Which the in categoryENGLISH  ETYMOLOGY
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From Old French _mathematique_, from Latin _mathēmatica_ (“mathematics”), from Ancient Greek _μαθηματικός_ (mathēmatikós, “fond of learning”), from _μάθημα_ (máthēma, “knowledge, study, learning”).
From Old French mathematique, from Latin mathēmatica (“mathematics”), from Ancient Greek μαθηματικός (mathēmatikós, “fond of learning”), from μάθημα (máthēma, “knowledge, study, learning”).
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* IPA(key): /mæθ(ə)ˈmætɨks/

IPA^{(key)}: /mæθ(ə)ˈmætɨks/
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MATHEMATICS (_uncountable_)
* An abstract representational system used in the study of numbers, shapes, structure, change and the relationships between these concepts.
* 2001, David Salsburg, _The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century_, page 8
In many cases, the MATHEMATICS involved are deep and complicated.
* 2002, Ian Stewart, _Does God Play Dice?: The New Mathematics of Chaos_, page 38
The answer is 'yes', and the MATHEMATICS needed is the theory of probability and its applied cousin, statistics.
* A person's ability to count, calculate, and use different systems of mathematics at differing levels.
_My MATHEMATICS is not very good._
_Their MATHEMATICS are not very good._
_Their MATHEMATICS is not very good._
USAGE NOTES
* Before the beginning of the 20th century, it was proper to say "My mathematics _are_ not very good".
SYNONYMS
* (ability to use mathematics): numeracy
* abbreviation: maths (UK, Australia), math (US, Canada)
* See also Wikisaurus:mathematics
DERIVED TERMS
* applied mathematics
* astromathematics
* biomathematics
* discrete mathematics
* ethnomathematics
* metamathematics
* pseudomathematics
* pure mathematics
* recreational mathematics
RELATED TERMS
* mathematical
* mathematically
* mathematician
TRANSLATIONS
mathematics
(uncountable)

An abstract representational system used in the study of numbers, shapes, structure, change and the relationships
between these concepts.

A person's ability to count, calculate, and use different systems of mathematics at differing levels.

My mathematics is not very good.

Their mathematics are not very good.

Their mathematics is not very good.
Which the in categoryENGLISH  SEE ALSO
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* MATHEMATICS on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
* DEFINITIONS OF MATHEMATICS on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Definitions of mathematics
* polymath
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* PlanetMath.Org Encyclopedia
* Mathematics using gifts
* Mathematics Glossary
* Mathworld Encyclopedia