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