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Contraction of mathematics.
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: măths IPA(key): /mæθs/
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- (Nigerian English) IPA(key): /mæs/
- (Singapore, Malaysia) IPA(key): /mɛts/
- Rhymes: -æθs
- (informal, Commonwealth, rarely Canada) Clipping of .
- 1980 August 21, “Girls can do maths as well as boys”, in New Scientist, page 586:
- The conventional “commonsense” view now is that girls are conditioned both by family and teachers to believe that maths is a subject at which males excel, and that they believe they cannot be expected to comprehend its subtleties — so they don′t.
- 2004, Miraca U.M. Gross, Exceptionally Gifted Children, page 229:
- At age 10, Ian was based with the Grade 6 students but was allowed to take maths with Grade 10 – a four-year grade advancement.
- 2011, Clifford Matthews, IMechE Engineers′ Databook, 4th edition, John Wiley & Sons, page 40:
- Most people who are forced to use maths have little idea what it is really about.
short form of mathematics
- plural of
maths f pl
- (informal) Clipping of ; math or maths (study of numbers, etc.; a course involving the study of numbers)
- Ce type-là, c’est une tronche en maths.
- That guy is a pro at math.