# Meaning of mathematics in English

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## Noun

mathematics### Etymology

late 16th century: plural of obsolete mathematic ‘mathematics’, from Old French mathematique, from Latin (ars) mathematica‘mathematical (art)’, from Greek mathēmatikē (tekhnē), from the base of manthanein‘learn’### Definitions

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

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