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## Synonyms for arithmetic

*noun*

**mathematics**

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## Antonyms for arithmetic

### calculations

### more numeric

### more numerical

## Word Origin & History

mid-13c., arsmetike, from Old French arsmetique (12c.), from Latin arithmetica, from Greek arithmetike (tekhne) "(the) counting (art)," fem. of arithmetikos "of or for reckoning, arithmetical," from arithmos "number, counting, amount," from PIE root *re(i)- "to reason, count" (cf. Old English, Old High German rim "number;" Old Irish rim "number," dorimu "I count;" Latin ritus "religious custom;" see read).

Originally in English also arsmetrik, on folk etymology from Medieval Latin ars metrica; spelling corrected early 16c. Replaced native tælcræft, literally "tell-craft."

## Example Sentences for arithmetic

He had his slate-pencil and arithmetic book, and prepared himself to do his examples.

Only arithmetic now, and he would be through with the working part of the day.

I am studying spelling, geography, arithmetic, and the Third Reader.

She looked at the book, which looked exactly like Colburn's Arithmetic.

Can we deny that a warrior should have a knowledge of arithmetic?

The pure part consists of arithmetic, mensuration, and weighing.

Thus we have two arts of arithmetic, and two of mensuration.

I will make my meaning clearer by an example:—You admit that there is an art of arithmetic?

After its own law and not by arithmetic is the rate of its progress to be computed.

For you, O broker, there is no other principle but arithmetic.