 arithmetic

(The noun is pronounced [[t]ərɪ̱θmɪtɪk[/t]]. The adjective is pronounced [[t]æ̱rɪθme̱tɪk[/t]].)1) NUNCOUNT Arithmetic is the part of mathematics that is concerned with the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of numbers.
...teaching the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic.
...an arithmetic test.
2) NUNCOUNT: oft poss N You can use arithmetic to refer to the process of doing a particular sum or calculation.4,000 women put in ten rupees each, which if my arithmetic is right adds up to 40,000 rupees.
3) NUNCOUNT: usu the N If you refer to the arithmetic of a situation, you are concerned with those aspects of it that can be expressed in numbers, and how they affect the situation.The budgetary arithmetic for 1993 suggests that government borrowing is set to surge...
The arithmetic is finely balanced: the socialists and their allies do not have an overall majority.
4) ADJ: ADJ n Arithmetic means relating to or consisting of calculations involving numbers....a processor which performs simple arithmetic operations such as adding or multiplying numbers.
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Arithmetic — tables for children, Lausanne, 1835 Arithmetic or arithmetics (from the Greek word ἀριθμός, arithmos “number”) is the oldest and most elementary branch of mathematics, used b … Wikipedia
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arithmetic — [ə rith′mə tik; ] for adj. [, ar΄ith met′ik, er΄ith met′ik] n. [ME arsmetrike < OFr arismetrique (infl. in form by L ars metrica, the art of measurement) < L arithmetica < Gr ( hē) arithmētikē (technē), (the) counting (art) <… … English World dictionary
arithmetic — ► NOUN 1) the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and manipulation of numbers. 2) the use of numbers in counting and calculation. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to arithmetic. DERIVATIVES arithmetical adjective arithmetically adverb… … English terms dictionary
arithmetic — (n.) mid 13c., arsmetike, from O.Fr. arsmetique (12c.), from L. arithmetica, from Gk. arithmetike (tekhne) (the) counting (art), fem. of arithmetikos of or for reckoning, arithmetical, from arithmos number, counting, amount, from PIE root *re(i)… … Etymology dictionary
arithmetic — [n] mathematics addition, calculation, computation, division, estimation, figuring, multiplication, reckoning, subtraction; concepts 349,764 … New thesaurus
arithmetic — arithmetically, adv. n. /euh rith meuh tik/; adj. /ar ith met ik/, n. 1. the method or process of computation with figures: the most elementary branch of mathematics. 2. Also called higher arithmetic, theoretical arithmetic. the theory of… … Universalium
arithmetic — arithmetic1 [ ə rıθmətık ] noun uncount * 1. ) the part of mathematics that involves basic calculations such as adding or multiplying numbers: He s very good at arithmetic. 2. ) the process of doing a calculation: I m not sure my arithmetic is … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
arithmetic — I UK [əˈrɪθmətɪk] / US noun [uncountable] * 1) the part of mathematics that involves basic calculations such as adding or multiplying numbers He s very good at arithmetic. 2) the process of doing a calculation I m not sure my arithmetic is… … English dictionary
arithmetic — n. & adj. n. 1 a the science of numbers. b one s knowledge of this (have improved my arithmetic). 2 the use of numbers; computation (a problem involving arithmetic). adj. (also arithmetical) of or concerning arithmetic. Phrases and idioms:… … Useful english dictionary