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Meaning of math by Wiktionary Dictionary

math


    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /mæθ/
    • Rhymes: -æθ

    Etymology 1

    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 .

    Noun

    math ( plural: maths )

    1. A mowing; what is gathered from mowing .
    Derived terms

    Etymology 2

    Contraction of mathematics .

    Alternative form

    • maths ( UK, Australia )

    Noun

    math ( countable and uncountable; plural: maths ) ( North America )

    1. ( uncountable ) Short for mathematics .
    2. ( uncountable ) Arithmetic calculations; ( see do the math ).
    3. ( countable ) A math course .
      They needed to take two more maths
    Derived terms

    Anagrams

    • THAM

    math.

    By Wiktionary ( 2009/11/27 20:00 UTC Version )

    Abbreviation

    math .

    1. mathematics

    Anagrams

    • THAM


Explanation of math by Wordnet Dictionary

math


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



    Definition of math by GCIDE Dictionary

    math


    1. 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.