# Mathematical vs Warn - What's the difference?

mathematical | warn |

is of, or relating to mathematics.

## As a verb warn is

to make (someone) aware of impending danger etc or warn can be (label) to refuse, deny (someone something).

# mathematical

## English

• 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.
• *
• 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
• # warn

## English

### Etymology 1

(etyl) warnian, from (etyl) . Cognate with German warnen, Dutch waarnen.

#### Verb

(en verb)
• To make (someone) aware of impending danger etc.
• We waved a flag to warn the oncoming traffic.
• To caution (someone) against unwise or unacceptable behaviour.
• He was warned against crossing the railway tracks at night.
Don't let me catch you running in the corridor again, I warn you.
• To notify (someone) of something untoward.
• I phoned to warn him of the rail strike.
• To give warning.
• * 1526 , William Tyndale, tr. Bible , Galatians II, 9-10:
• then Iames Cephas and Iohn [...] agreed with vs that we shuld preache amonge the Hethen and they amonge the Iewes: warnynge only that we shulde remember the poore.
• * 1973 , Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow , Penguin 1995, p. 177:
• She is his deepest innocence in spaces of bough and hay before wishes were given a different name to warn that they might not come true [...].
• * 1988 , Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses , Picador 2000, p. 496:
• She warned that he was seriously thinking of withdrawing his offer to part the waters, ‘so that all you'll get at the Arabian Sea is a saltwater bath [...]’.
• * 1991 , Clive James, ‘Making Programmes the World Wants’, The Dreaming Swimmer , Jonathan Cape 1992:
• Every country has its resident experts who warn that imported television will destroy the national consciousness and replace it with Dallas'', ''The Waltons'', ''Star Trek'' and ''Twin Peaks .
##### Usage notes
* The intransitive sense is considered colloquial by some, and is explicitly proscribed by, for example, the Daily Telegraph style guide (which prefers give warning).
##### Derived terms
* warner * warning * warn off

### Etymology 2

From a combination of (etyl) wiernan (from (etyl) ; compare Swedish varna).

#### Verb

(en verb)
• (label) To refuse, deny (someone something).
• *:
• *:And yf thou warne' her loue she shalle goo dye anone yf thou haue no pyte on her / that sygnefyeth the grete byrd / the whiche shalle make the to ' warne her
• ### Anagrams

* English reporting verbs