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mathematics (n.)

"the science of quantity; the abstract science which investigates the concepts of numerical and spatial relations," 1580s; see mathematic (the older form of the word in English, attested from late 14c.) + -ics. Originally one of three branches of Aristotelian theoretical science, along with first philosophy (or metaphysics) and physics (or natural philosophy).

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Definitions of mathematics

mathematics (n.)
a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement;
Synonyms: math / maths
From wordnet.princeton.edu