### What does **pure mathematics** mean?

# Definitions for **pure mathematics**

pure math·e·mat·ics

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### Princeton's WordNet

pure mathematics(noun)

the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness

### Wiktionary

pure mathematics(Noun)

Mathematics which is done for its own sake rather than being motivated by other sciences.

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Pure mathematics

Broadly speaking, pure mathematics is mathematics which studies entirely abstract concepts. From the eighteenth century onwards, this was a recognized category of mathematical activity, sometimes characterized as speculative mathematics, and at variance with the trend towards meeting the needs of navigation, astronomy, physics, engineering, and so on. Another insightful view put forth is that pure mathematics is not necessarily applied mathematics: it is possible to study abstract entities with respect to their intrinsic nature, and not be concerned with how they manifest in the real world. Even though the pure and applied viewpoints are distinct philosophical positions, in practice there is much overlap in the activity of pure and applied mathematicians. To develop accurate models for describing the real world, many applied mathematicians draw on tools and techniques which are often considered to be "pure" mathematics. On the other hand, many pure mathematicians draw on natural and social phenomena as inspiration for their abstract research.

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Chaldean Numerology

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**2**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of pure mathematics in Pythagorean Numerology is:

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