Mathematical vs Math - What's the difference?

mathematical | math |

As an adjective mathematical

is of, or relating to mathematics.

As a noun math is

a mowing; what is gathered from mowing or math can be (uncountable|north america) or math can be (hinduism|jainism).




(en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to mathematics
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  • * 1897 , (Thomas Hardy), (The Well-Beloved)
  • Smaller and smaller she waned up the rigid mathematical road, still gazing at the soldier aloft, as Pierston gazed at her.
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  • Although Galileo had designed a pendulum clock, he never actually constructed one. The first pendulum clock was constructed by the Dutch physicist Christian Huygens (1629–1695) in 1657. He also developed the mathematical theory of the pendulum. Newton also studied the motion of a pendulum and experimented with pendulums made of different materials and of different lengths.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Sarah Glaz
  • , title= Ode to Prime Numbers , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Some poems, echoing the purpose of early poetic treatises on scientific principles, attempt to elucidate the mathematical' concepts that underlie prime numbers. Others play with primes’ cultural associations. Still others derive their structure from ' mathematical patterns involving primes.}}
  • Possible but highly improbable
  • math


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) math, from (etyl) . See (l).


    (en noun)
  • A mowing; what is gathered from mowing.
  • Derived terms
    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)

    Etymology 2

    Contraction of mathematics.

    Alternative forms

    * maths (qualifier)


  • (uncountable, North America)
  • (uncountable, North America) Arithmetic]] [[calculation, calculations; .
  • If you do the math , you'll see that it’s not such a bargain.
    $170 a month? That doesn’t sound right. Let me check your math .
  • (countable, North America) A math course.
  • They needed to take two more maths
    Derived terms
    * check the math * do the math * new math

    Etymology 3

    Contraction of matha.


    (en noun)
  • (Hinduism, Jainism)
  • Anagrams

    * (l) ----