mathematics

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌmæθəˈmætɪks/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌmæθəˈmætɪks/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(math′ə matiks)


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mathematics - maths - math
Mathematics is the study of numbers, quantities, and shapes. When mathematics is taught as a subject at school, it is usually called maths in British English, and math in American English.
Maths is my best subject at school.
Julio teaches math at a middle school.
Be careful
Mathematics, maths, and math are uncountable nouns and are used with a singular verb. Don't say, for example, ‘Maths are my best subject’.
When you are referring to a science rather than a school subject, use mathematics.
According to the laws of mathematics, this is not possible.
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