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# arithmetic

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R. Porson

## 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 -
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

#### Translations

arithmetic (not comparable)
 Positive arithmetic Superlativenone (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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