### What does **arithmetic** mean?

# Definitions for arithmetic

əˈrɪθ mə tɪk; ˌær ɪθˈmɛt ɪkarith·metic

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### Princeton's WordNet

arithmeticadjective

the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations

arithmetical, arithmeticadjective

relating to or involving arithmetic

"arithmetical computations"

### Wiktionary

arithmeticnoun

The mathematics of numbers (integers, rational numbers, real numbers, or complex numbers) under the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

arithmeticadjective

Of, relating to, or using arithmetic; arithmetical.

arithmetic geometry

arithmeticadjective

Of a progression, mean, etc, computed using addition rather than multiplication.

arithmetic progression

**Etymology:**From arsmetike, from arismetique, from arithmetica, from Ancient Greek (), from. Used in English since 13th Century.

### Wikipedia

Arithmetic

Arithmetic (from Ancient Greek ἀριθμός (arithmós) 'number', and τική [τέχνη] (tikḗ [tékhnē]) 'art, craft') is an elementary part of mathematics that consists of the study of the properties of the traditional operations on numbers—addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponentiation, and extraction of roots. In the 19th century, Italian mathematician Giuseppe Peano formalized arithmetic with his Peano axioms, which are highly important to the field of mathematical logic today.

### ChatGPT

arithmetic

Arithmetic is a branch of mathematics that involves the study and manipulation of numbers. It includes basic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as more complex concepts like fractions, decimals, percentages, and number theory. Arithmetic is considered one of the most elementary branches of mathematics and is used in numerous areas of everyday life, science, business and various practical fields.

### Webster Dictionary

Arithmeticnoun

the science of numbers; the art of computation by figures

Arithmeticnoun

a book containing the principles of this science

**Etymology:**[OE. arsmetike, OF. arismetique, L. arithmetica, fr. Gr. (sc. ), fr. arithmetical, fr. to number, fr. number, prob. fr. same root as E. arm, the idea of counting coming from that of fitting, attaching. See Arm. The modern Eng. and French forms are accommodated to the Greek.]

### Freebase

Arithmetic

Arithmetic or arithmetics is the oldest and most elementary branch of mathematics, used very popularly, for tasks ranging from simple day-to-day counting to advanced science and business calculations. It involves the study of quantity, especially as the result of operations that combine numbers. In common usage, it refers to the simpler properties when using the traditional operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with smaller values of numbers. Professional mathematicians sometimes use the term arithmetic when referring to more advanced results related to number theory, but this should not be confused with elementary arithmetic.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Arithmetic

ar-ith′met-ik,

*n.*the science of numbers: the art of reckoning by figures: a treatise on reckoning.—*adj.***Arithmet′ical**.—*adv.***Arithmet′ically**.—*n.***Arithmetic′ian**, one skilled in arithmetic—**Arithmetical progression**, a series of numbers that increase or diminish by a common difference, as 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22; or 12, 10½, 9, 7½, 6. To find the sum of such a series, multiply the sum of the first and last terms by half the number of terms. [Gr.*arithmētikē*(*technē*, art), relating to numbers—*arithmos*, number.]

### Dictionary of Nautical Terms

arithmetic

The art of computation by numbers; or that branch which considers their powers and properties.

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### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of arithmetic in Chaldean Numerology is:

**3**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of arithmetic in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**7**

### Examples of arithmetic in a Sentence

I'm sure Theresa May does not want to split the Conservative Party and therefore she will find that the inevitable consequence of the parliamentary

**arithmetic**is that she will need to change it (the Brexit policy) to keep the party united.It's not going to be easy, but if you look at the

**arithmetic**, it is achievable.If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of

**arithmetic**, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.**Arithmetic**is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper until you get the right answer.**Arithmetic**is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes.

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- حسابArabic
- aritmèticaCatalan, Valencian
- aritmetický, aritmetikaCzech
- rhifyddiaeth, rhifyddegWelsh
- Rechenkunde, arithmetisch, ArithmetikGerman
- αριθμητική, αριθμητικόςGreek
- kalkularto, aritmetikoEsperanto
- aritméticaSpanish
- aritmetikaBasque
- حسابPersian
- laskuoppi, aritmetiikka, aritmeettinenFinnish
- arithmétique, d'arithmétique, de l’arithmétiqueFrench
- uimhríochtúil, uimhríochta, uimhríochtIrish
- अंकगणितीय, अंकगणितHindi
- թվաբանական, թվաբանությունArmenian
- aritmetikaIndonesian
- aritmetico, aritmeticaItalian
- ᓈᓴᐅᓯᕆᓂᖅInuktitut
- 算数Japanese
- ಅಂಕಗಣಿತKannada
- aritmētika, aritmētisksLatvian
- аритметички, аритметикаMacedonian
- अंकगणितीय, अंकगणितMarathi
- aritmetica, rekenkundeDutch
- aritmetikk, aritmetiskNorwegian
- arytmetyczny, arytmetykaPolish
- aritméticaPortuguese
- aritmeticăRomanian
- арифмети́ческий, арифме́тикаRussian
- aritmetik, aritmetikëAlbanian
- aritmetisk, aritmetikSwedish
- అంకగణితంTelugu
- ҳисобTajik
- เลขคณิตThai
- حسابUrdu
- toán họcVietnamese
- kalkulav-, kalkulav, kalkulavaVolapük

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