Definition of mathematical in English: mathematical
adjective 1 Relating to mathematics.
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‘The mathematical equations of Newton or Einstein make no explicit mention of direction in space.’ ‘His mathematical work covered Cartesian geometry and the theory of equations.’ ‘The mathematician contemplates how the various mathematical ideas relate to each other.’ ‘He shook his head as he glossed over the mathematical equations again.’ ‘His most important mathematical contribution is the application of geometry to optics.’ ‘His mathematical work concentrates on set theory, where his concern is the nature of a set.’ ‘He is chiefly known, however, for his work on mathematical and statistical tables.’ ‘The first phase of the process is to search for equations that satisfy certain mathematical properties.’ ‘Sometimes this general theory is contemplated or worked out in terms of mathematical equations.’ ‘It introduced a complete system of mathematical and logical notation, yet none is used today.’ ‘For an asymmetric algorithm, it is easier to attack the underlying mathematical problem.’ ‘His interests are in discrete differential geometry and mathematical visualization.’ ‘In Newton's theory of motion there is basically one mathematical equation to solve.’ ‘He also studied the foundations of geometry which was his own mathematical speciality.’ ‘He also wrote on applications of the symbolic calculus to mathematical physics.’ ‘One of the most ancient of mathematical curiosities is the so-called magic square.’ ‘He did important work on differential equations and applications to mathematical physics.’ ‘Do not be put off by the mathematical equation, because this is really not very complicated.’ ‘No mathematical theorem could require the number of pages these fellows were taking!’ ‘In mathematical language, the diagrams are graphs, and problems arise at the nodes of the graphs.’ Synonyms
arithmetical , arithmetic, numerical, statistical, algebraic, geometric, geometrical, trigonometric, trigonometrical, topological
View synonyms 1.1 Resembling mathematics in being rigorously precise.
‘he arranged the meal with mathematical precision on a plate’
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‘Yet there is nothing mathematical or precise about his career progression.’ ‘As always, what strikes one about French farce is its mix of mathematical precision and bizarre detail.’ ‘The whole show was precise and mathematical, but full of subtle light, warmth and feeling.’ ‘We're also delighted by the mathematical precision that he's used in calculating the future.’ ‘The movie evokes a mathematical precision in its depiction of coping with loss.’ ‘You can see the point made with mathematical precision.’ ‘Better to be able to argue about the answer to a clue than to have such mathematical strictness.’ Synonyms
rigorous , meticulous, scrupulous, punctilious, scientific, strict, precise, exact, accurate, pinpoint, correct, careful, unerring
View synonyms Origin Late Middle English: from Latin mathematicalis, from Greek mathēmatikos, from mathēma, mathēmat- ‘science’, from the base of manthanein ‘learn’.
Pronunciation mathematical /maθ(ə)ˈmatɪk(ə)l/