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noun [uncountable] formal American English pronunciation: mathematics /ˌmæθəˈmætɪks/
  1. the study or use of numbers and shapes to calculate, represent, or describe things. Mathematics includes arithmetic, geometry, and algebra

    a professor of mathematics

    Applicants should have a degree in mathematics.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to mathematics

      the mathematics department

    2. b.
      calculations using numbers

      The mathematics for solving the problem is quite complex.

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