# Meaning of arithmetic in English

## Noun

arithmetic### Etymology

Middle English: from Old French arismetique, based on Latin arithmetica, from Greek arithmētikē (tekhnē)‘(art) of counting’, from arithmos‘number’### Definitions

1. the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations## Qualitative Adjective

arithmetic### Definitions

1. relating to or involving arithmetic#### Examples

- « arithmetical computations »

## Famous quotes

- « Many who have had an opportunity of knowing any more about mathematics confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it an arid science. In reality, however, it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination. » Sofia Kovalevskaya