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



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [n] the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
 [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 

 Definition:   \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
algebra.


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