- IPA: /mæθ/
- Rhymes: -æθ
- maths ( UK, Australia )
- ( uncountable ) Short for mathematics .
- ( uncountable ) Arithmetic calculations; ( see do the math ).
- ( countable ) A math course .
- Math ( măth ), n. [AS. mǣð; akin to māwan to mow, G. mahd math. See Mow to cut ( grass ).] A mowing, or that which is gathered by mowing; -- chiefly used in composition; as, “an aftermath”. [Obs.]
The first mowing thereof, for the king's use, is wont to be sooner than the common math. Bp. Hall.
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 .
Contraction of mathematics .
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