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Definition of "arithmetic" []

  • The mathematics of integers, rational numbers, real numbers, or complex numbers under addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. (noun)
  • Archaic A book on this kind of mathematics. (noun)
  • Of or relating to arithmetic. (adjective)
  • Changing according to an arithmetic progression: The increase in the food supply is arithmetic. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "arithmetic" in a sentence
  • "Hollyhock sat down to the midday meal at The Garden in exceedingly low spirits, but her father had now got through what she called his arithmetic, and was full of mirth."
  • "But that kind of arithmetic is not from the Spirit."
  • "Hopeless cnn you are part of it ...!!!!!!!!!! arithmetic is liberal"