noun plural but usually singular in construction Date: 1573 1. the science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions and of space configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations, and generalizations 2. a branch of, operation in, or use of mathematics <
the mathematics of physical chemistry

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