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Definition of "mathematical" []

  • Of or relating to mathematics. (adjective)
  • Precise; exact. (adjective)
  • Absolute; certain. (adjective)
  • Possible according to mathematics but highly improbable: The team has only a mathematical chance to win the championship. (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 "mathematical" in a sentence
  • "Art as a mathematical formulaFor his project, Keren tackled the problem by essentially breaking visually stunning masterpieces into sets of mathematical  formulas."
  • "The difference between the ˜anthropological™ and the mathematical account is that in the first we are not tempted to speak of ˜mathematical facts,™ but rather that in this account the facts are never mathematical ones, never make mathematical propositions true or false."
  • "MIKE HUCKABEE, (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Well, Seth, the media loves to throw around the term mathematical and possibility."