Definitions of mathematics

  1. a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. That science, or class of sciences, which treats of the exact relations existing between quantities or magnitudes, and of the methods by which, in accordance with these relations, quantities sought are deducible from other quantities known or supposed; the science of spatial and quantitative relations. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The science that treats of quantities and magnitudes, by the use of symbols. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. The science of number and space, and of all their relations. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Mathematic, mathematical. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The science of number and quantity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The science which treats of magnitude and number, or of whatever can be measured or numbered. Pure mathematics considers these and their relations abstractly; mixed, considers them as material attributes. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The science which treats of whatever can be measured or numbered, embracing the three departments of arithmetic, geometry, and analysis, with their subdivisions. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. (usu. Treated as sing.). (Also pure m.) abstract science of space& number; (also mixed, applied, m.) this applied to branches of physical research, e.g. astronomy. So mathematician n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  10. [Gr.] The general term used to denote a body of sciences treating of (1) number; (2) position, size, form; (3) motion; (4) force; i.e. arithmetic, geometry, kinematics, and dynamics (or mechanics). It is usual to apply the term Pure Mathematics to arithmetic and geometry, with all their developments, and the term Mixed Mathematics to kinematics and dynamics, and the various branches of physical science to which they are applicable, as astronomy, optics, sound, heat, electricity, etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  11. n. sing. [Greek] The science of numbers and magnitudes;— that branch of knowledge which investigates the relations between different quantities or magnitudes, and prescribes the methods by which unknown quantities are deducible from known or assumed quantities; usually classified as pure mathematics, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and mixed mathematics, astronomy, optics, dynamics, &c. Cabinet Dictionary