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arithmetic

English

Etymology

From Middle English arsmetike, from Old French arismetique, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] arithmetica, from Ancient Greek ἀριθμητική (counting) (τέχνη (art)), from ἀριθμός (number). Used in English since 13th Century.

Pronunciation

  • (noun): enPR: ərĭth'mətĭk, IPA: /əˈrɪθmətɪk/, SAMPA: /@"rITm@tIk/
  • (adjective): enPR: ărĭthmĕ'tĭk, IPA: /ærɪθˈmɛtɪk/, SAMPA: /{rIT"mEtIk/

Noun

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Singular
arithmetic

Plural
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arithmetic (-)
  1. (mathematics) The mathematics of numbers (integers, rational numbers, real numbers, or complex numbers) under the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, raising to powers and extraction of roots..
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of, involving or relating to arithmetic.
    arithmetic test

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Adjective

arithmetic (not comparable)

Positive
arithmetic

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (mathematics) Of, relating to, or using arithmetic; arithmetical.
  2. (arithmetic) Of a progression, mean, etc, computed using addition rather than multiplication.
    arithmetic progression

Antonyms

  • (computed using addition rather than multiplication): geometric

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