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General words relating to mathematics and geometry

abacus

noun

an object used for counting or doing simple calculations, consisting of a frame with small balls in a row

algorithm

noun

a set of rules for solving problems or doing calculations, especially rules that a computer uses

approximation

noun

a nearly exact calculation, amount, number, time, etc.

average

noun

an amount that is calculated by adding several numbers together and dividing the total by the original number of things you added together

binomial

noun

in mathematics, an expression that has two parts connected by the sign + or the sign –, for example 2x + 3y or x – 12

calculation

noun

a series of numbers or symbols that you write when you are calculating something

computational

adjective

relating to the ability to calculate numbers or amounts

countdown

noun

the counting of numbers backward, for example from ten to zero, before something important happens

decimal place

noun

a position that comes after the decimal point in a decimal. 0.0164 has four decimal places

deviation

noun

the difference between one number or measurement in a series and the average of all the numbers or measurements in the series

division

noun

a calculation in mathematics of how many times a number is contained in a larger number

domain

noun

a range of possible values of a variable

equation

noun

a statement that two sets of numbers, letters, or symbols are equal

expansion

noun

an expression written in a longer form

exponent

noun

a small number or letter written above and to the right of another number to show how many times you should multiply that number by itself

exponential

adjective

showing how many times you should multiply a number by itself

expression

noun

a group of signs and numbers that show a particular quantity or idea

figures

noun

calculations that you do using numbers

formula

noun

a group of letters or numbers that represents a rule in science or mathematics

guesstimate

noun

a calculation of the size, value, or amount of something when all the facts are not available to you

head count

noun

an occasion when you count all the people in a place or organization

innumeracy

noun

the lack of the ability to do basic mathematics

innumerate

adjective

unable to do basic mathematics

locus

noun

in mathematics, the set of points described by a particular rule or equation

log

noun

a logarithm

logarithm

noun

in mathematics, the number of times that a number must be multiplied by itself in order to produce a particular number

long division

noun

a calculation in which you divide one large number by another

math

noun

mathematics. The British word is maths.

mathematical

adjective

relating to or involving mathematics

mathematician

noun

someone who studies or teaches mathematics

mathematics

noun

the study or use of numbers and shapes to calculate, represent, or describe things. Mathematics includes arithmetic, geometry, and algebra

mathematics

noun

relating to mathematics

mathematics

noun

calculations using numbers

maths

noun

mathematics

matrix

noun

an arrangement of numbers or symbols in a pattern from top to bottom and from left to right, used for solving problems in mathematics

mental arithmetic

noun

calculations that you do in your mind, without writing them down

multiplication table

noun

a list that shows the results of multiplying all the combinations of two numbers between 1 and 12 together

notation

noun

a set of written signs or shapes that are used in something such as music or mathematics

numeracy

noun

basic skills in mathematics

numerate

adjective

someone who is numerate has basic skills in mathematics

outlier

noun

a result that is very different from the other results in a set

polynomial

noun

an expression in algebra (=a type of mathematics) that contains two or more terms

probability

noun

a calculation of how likely something is

projection

noun

a calculation of the way that something will change and develop in the future, especially of how fast it will grow or become smaller

proposition

noun

a problem or statement in mathematics or logic that must be solved or proved true or false

quadratic equation

noun

an equation in which a variable (=quantity that can represent different amounts) is multiplied by itself once only

reckoning

noun

a calculation or measurement

solution

noun

the answer to a problem in mathematics

sum

noun

a simple calculation. To do a sum is to calculate something.

table

noun

a multiplication table

tally

noun

a record of the number of things that someone has done, won, or achieved

term

noun

a number or symbol used in a calculation in mathematics

theorem

noun

a statement, especially in mathematics, that can be proved to be true by reasoning

times table

noun

a multiplication table

variable

noun

a letter representing a number that can change depending on the other numbers in an equation

binomial

adjective

mathematically

adverb

miscount

noun

polynomial

adjective

a function of something

if one mathematical quantity is a function of another, it changes according to how the second quantity changes

margin of error

the amount by which a number or calculation may be different from the correct one without causing a problem

facekini

a face mask worn on the beach in order to protect the face from the sun

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a set of photographs which show what different clothes styles look like and is used to advertise those clothes

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