# math-, -math +

#### (Greek > Latin: learning, science, that which is learned; knowledge)

achrestomathy

Uselessness, trivia; knowledge without practical importance.

automath

Someone who is self-taught; self learning.

automathic

Learning acquired by oneself.

automathy

The self-acquisition of knowledge; self learning.

chrestomathic

Usefulness, more specifically a collection of passages from an author, to assist in the learning of a language.

chrestomathy (kres TOM uh thee, singular), chrestomathies (kres TOM uh theez, plural)

1. Devoted to academic pursuits or to learning in general.

2. Teaching what is useful.

3. A selection of literary passages, usually by one author.

4. An anthology used in studying a language.

5. A book of selections; especially, in a foreign language, usually for beginners.

2. Teaching what is useful.

3. A selection of literary passages, usually by one author.

4. An anthology used in studying a language.

5. A book of selections; especially, in a foreign language, usually for beginners.

math

An abbreviated or short term for

*mathematics*.
mathemancy

Divination by counting; enumeration of predetermined objects.

mathematicaster

1. A minor, petty, or inferior mathematician.

2. Someone pretending to know more about mathematics than is actually true.

2. Someone pretending to know more about mathematics than is actually true.

mathematician

An expert or specialist in mathematics.

mathematics

1. A science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement.

2. The study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols.

3. The systematic treatment of magnitude, relationships between figures and forms, and relations between quantities expressed symbolically.

2. The study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols.

3. The systematic treatment of magnitude, relationships between figures and forms, and relations between quantities expressed symbolically.

The etymology of **mathematics**.

maths

1. A science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement.

2.

2.

*Mathematics*, chiefly British and used with a singular verb.
metamathematics

The branch of mathematics that deals with the logic and consistency of mathematical proofs, formulas, and equations.

A hater of mathematics and or science: Susan was superb in geography, but very poor in arithmetic and everything having to do with numbers; so, she accepted the fact that she was a

*misomath*, and decided never to work in a bank nor any other place where she would have to be proficient with numbers!
1. Antipathy towards learning: Toby loved to play football with his friends, and when it came to do his homework, he was a

2. A hatred of mathematics or of learning the subject: Diane knew she was very poor at adding and subtracting and she abhorred having to go to the blackboard in front of the classroom and do calculations; so, she accepted the fact that she was a

*misomathy*, hating to memorize facts and writing essays for school or even just reading books!2. A hatred of mathematics or of learning the subject: Diane knew she was very poor at adding and subtracting and she abhorred having to go to the blackboard in front of the classroom and do calculations; so, she accepted the fact that she was a

*misomathy*and decided to drop the class as soon as possible.
Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning **"know, knowledge; learn, learning"**:
**cogni-**;
**discip-**;
**gno-**;
**histor-**;
**intellect-**;
**learn, know**;
**sap-**;
**sci-**;
**sopho-**.

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