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Definitions for mathematical
ˌmæθ əˈmæt ɪ kəlmath·e·mat·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mathematicaladjective

    of or pertaining to or of the nature of mathematics

    "a mathematical textbook"; "slide rules and other mathematical instruments"; "a mathematical solution to a problem"; "mathematical proof"

  2. numerical, mathematicaladjective

    relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers

    "tests for rating numerical aptitude"; "a mathematical whiz"

  3. mathematicaladjective

    beyond question

    "a mathematical certainty"

  4. mathematicaladjective

    statistically possible though highly improbable

    "have a mathematical chance of making the playoffs"

  5. mathematicaladjective

    characterized by the exactness or precision of mathematics

    "mathematical precision"

Wiktionary

  1. mathematicaladjective

    Of, or relating to mathematics

  2. mathematicaladjective

    Possible but highly improbable

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MATHEMATICAL, MATHEMATICKadjective

    Considered according to the doctrine of the mathematicians.

    Etymology: mathematicus, Lat.

    The East and West,
    Upon the globe, a mathematick point
    Only divides: thus happiness and misery,
    And all extremes, are still contiguous. John Denham, Sophy.

    It is as impossible for an aggregate of finites to comprehend or exhaust one infinite, as it is for the greatest number of mathematick points to amount to, or constitute a body. Boyle.

    I suppose all the particles of matter to be situated in an exact and mathematical evenness. Richard Bentley, Serm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mathematicaladjective

    of or pertaining to mathematics; according to mathematics; hence, theoretically precise; accurate; as, mathematical geography; mathematical instruments; mathematical exactness

  2. Etymology: [See Mathematic.]

Editors Contribution

  1. mathematical

    Relating to mathematics.

    The mathematical process was easy and simple.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mathematical' in Adjectives Frequency: #878

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mathematical in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mathematical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of mathematical in a Sentence

  1. Arthur Cayley:

    As for everything else, so for mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is truly genius is not measured by his capability to solve a mathematical equation but by his capacity to resolve the problematical issues by empathizing with the human emotions of the people.

  3. Link Starbureiy:

    An animation of real variables proves that the mathematical model is true.

  4. Otis Brawley:

    And it really upset the anti-smoking people, it upset the folks who are in the nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention -- Bert Vogelstein really upset the prevention crowd, keep in mind it's a mathematical simulation, it's not a clinical trial, but [ Vogelstein is ] noting that a certain number of cases are due to replication error, DNA replication error, in normal growth.

  5. Mark Woolhouse:

    This makes it difficult to precisely assess the impact of school closures on the wider spread of Covid-19, using a mathematical model the authors show that even under the most pessimistic assumption that young people are fully infectious then school closures could still have substantially less impact on the epidemic than they would for influenza-like infections.

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