# Meaning of mathematical in English

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## Classifying Adjective

mathematical### Definitions

1. beyond question#### Examples

- « a mathematical certainty »

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- 2. statistically possible though highly improbable
#### Examples

- « have a mathematical chance of making the playoffs »

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- 3. characterized by the exactness or precision of mathematics
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- « mathematical precision »

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## Qualitative Adjective

mathematical### Etymology

late Middle English: from Latin mathematicalis, from Greek mathēmatikos, from mathēma, mathēmat-‘science’, from the base of manthanein‘learn’### Definitions

1. of or pertaining to or of the nature of mathematics#### Examples

- « a mathematical textbook »
- « slide rules and other mathematical instruments »
- « a mathematical solution to a problem »
- « mathematical proof »

- 2. relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers
#### Examples

- « tests for rating numerical aptitude »
- « a mathematical whiz »

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## Famous quotes

- « We will never fully explain the world by appealing to something outside it that must simply be accepted on faith, be it an unexplained God or an unexplained set of mathematical laws. » Paul Davies
- « Some people are born with a brain that has this weird, magical mathematical thing that makes them an amazing jazz musician. » Andy Richter
- « Music rhythms are mathematical patterns. When you hear a song and your body starts moving with it, your body is doing math. The kids in their parents' garage practicing to be a band may not realize it, but they're also practicing math. » Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- « To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers. » Paul Klee
- « All the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers. » James C. Maxwell