• An abstract representational system used in the study of numbers, shapes, structure, change and the relationships between these concepts.
  • A person's ability to count, calculate, and use different systems of mathematics at differing levels.


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  • 1580s; From mathematic + -ics, from Middle English mathematique, methametik, matematik, matamatik, from Old French mathematique, from Latin mathēmatica ("mathematics"), from Ancient Greek μαθηματικός ("on the matter of that which is learned"), from μάθημα. Displaced native .

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