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# What exactly is "mathematics"?

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math·e·mat·ics [math-uh-mat-iks]

noun

1.

( used with a singular verb ) the systematic treatment of magnitude, relationships between figures and forms, and relations between quantities expressed symbolically.

2.

( used with a singular or plural verb ) mathematical procedures, operations, or properties.

Source(s): dictionary.reference.com/browse/mathematics?s=t - 7 years ago
There is no consensus. Aristotle put it most simply that mathematics is "the science of quantity".

In general, it is a wide field covering quantities, space, structure, and time.

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