arithmetic arithmetic  /ˌɛ rɪθ ˈmɛ tɪk/


  1. (n) the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
  2. (adj) relating to or involving arithmetic

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  1. Fooling around with the arithmetic of propulsion, he calculated the energy-to-weight ratio of various fuels.
  2. And the margins on these devices make the Music Store's arithmetic look like child's play.
  3. Olmert helped Sharon see the arithmetic and the political equation.


  1. School prayer: After-school Good News Club is 'Sunday school on steroids'

    The school prayer ban is 50 years old this month. Yet there's more religion on campus than ever. The after-school Good News Club, for example, brings the fourth R  –  religion –  that follows a day of reading, writing, and arithmetic at 3,200 public schools.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. Double-duty fire chief to retire

    There is something peculiar, maybe even singular, about the arithmetic of Mark Gandee’s working life. At age 48, he has worked for 63 years. More than six decades, as he put it, “of exposure.”
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Columbia Daily Herald

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  1. "The arithmetic is, unfortunately, quite clear," Mr. Bernanke said. "To avoid large and unsustainable budget deficits, the nation will ultimately have to choose among higher taxes, modifications to entitlement programs such as Social Security...
    on Apr 8, 2010 By: Ben Bernanke Source: New York Times

  2. "I was doing Chinese arithmetic from the sixth inning on," Hurdle said. "I felt like I was in algebra class. It got wild."
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Clint Hurdle Source: ESPN

  3. "There's a lot of arithmetic in this," Payne said. "What you don't want is all of a sudden to have 100 playing participants, and we have arguably eroded the quality of the tournament. Notwithstanding folks' opinion of how the best way to get...
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Billy Payne Source:

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