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# math

adjective as in **mathematical**

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noun as in **mathematics**

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## Example Sentences

What’s telling about Risch’s remarks, however, is less the math than the defeatism behind it.

They blame funding but they didn’t let the math teacher go when they canceled the class.

Such calculations require strong math skills, but that’s just the beginning.

For Ivan, though, the idea of pure math or pure language is exciting.

Now we don’t need complicated math to tell us that 190,000 Americans have died from the novel coronavirus, with no end in the sight.

After the curtain calls, Christopher comes back to explain a complicated math problem.

Supporters pointed to math and literacy gains, while critics noted that those improvements disappeared in elementary school.

Jackson was an exceptional math and science student; the dreaded Bartlett was one of his favorite professors.

And last year, 4th and 8th grade students showed the biggest math and reading gains in the country.

The risk-benefit math becomes less favorable for the older patient.

Aftermath, aft′ėr-math, n. a second mowing of grass in the same season.

Darryl and I once tried to write our own better spam filter and when you filter spam, you need Bayesian math.

Im only an enlisted man and they dont give enlisted men enough math to answer questions like that.

Maybe Miss Graham can find me a book on math problems that a man can do in his head.

She could send several cheeses to table,—new milk cheese, nettle-cheese, floaten milk cheese and eddish or after-math cheese.

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## Frequently Asked Questions

What is another word for *math*?

The word *math *comes from a shortening of *mathematics*. This is often what *math* is formally called when it’s a school subject. In the U.K. and other places, it’s shortened to *maths*. (See more about this in the next two sections.)

The type of *math* you learn early in school—addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division—is sometimes called *arithmetic*. It all starts with basic *counting*, but there are many branches of *math*, including *algebra*, *geometry*, and *trigonometry*, and *calculus*.

The word *calculus* is also sometimes used in a general way to mean *calculation*, and the word *math* can also be used in this way.

The word *math* is also used in other general ways. If you say the *math doesn’t add up*, it means something’s not right with the *numbers* (figures, values, totals, tally, etc.).

What is *math* short for?

*Math* is short for *mathematics*.

Is it *math* or *maths*?

In the U.S. and Canada, the school subject is commonly called *math*. In the U.K. and some other places, it’s called *maths. *To people who use the word *math*, it may seem strange to put an *s* on the end, since it’s a single subject, but there are plenty of reasons why it makes sense: it’s short for *mathematics*, there are several different branches of *mathematics*, and other school subjects also end with *s*, such as *physics*.

What is another way to say* do the math*?

To *do the math* is to do the *calculation*, *computation*, or *reckoning*. This can be used in a literal way, meaning to literally calculate the sum or total. But it’s also often used in a figurative way meaning to figure something out based on the available information. The expression *add things up *can mean the same thing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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