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Pronunciation:  [adj]`arith'metik, [n]u'rithmutik, u'rithmu`tik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
  2. [adj]  relating to or involving arithmetic; "arithmetical computations"

ARITHMETIC is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: arithmetical
 See Also: algorism, pure mathematics



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*rith"me*tic\, n. [OE. arsmetike, OF. arismetique,
L. arithmetica, fr. Gr. ? (sc. ?), fr. ? arithmetical, fr. ?
to number, fr. ? number, prob. fr. same root as E. arm, the
idea of counting coming from that of fitting, attaching. See
{Arm}. The modern Eng. and French forms are accommodated to
the Greek.]
1. The science of numbers; the art of computation by figures.

2. A book containing the principles of this science.

{Arithmetic of sines}, trigonometry.

{Political arithmetic}, the application of the science of
   numbers to problems in civil government, political
   economy, and social science.

{Universal arithmetic}, the name given by Sir Isaac Newton to

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