Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mathematics.

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  • n. A mowing; what is gathered from mowing.
  • n. Short for mathematics.
  • n. Arithmetic calculations; (see do the math).
  • n. A math course.
  • n. Short for matha.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

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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.

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Contraction of mathematics.

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Contraction of matha.

Examples

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

    June 2, 2016