mathematical mathematical  /ˌmæ θə ˈmæ tɪ kəl/


  1. (adj) of or pertaining to or of the nature of mathematics
  2. (adj) relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers
  3. (adj) beyond question
  4. (adj) statistically possible though highly improbable
  5. (adj) characterized by the exactness or precision of mathematics


  1. Juan Maldacena with a set of mathematical equations is like a magician with a wand.
  2. The revolution in mathematical logic early in the 20th century opened up a delicious prospect: a rigorous science of meanings.
  3. Noted statistician Joel Stein creates a mathematical formula to rank the influence of everyone from Vladimir Putin to Bruce Springsteen.


  1. Cities work sort of like stars, one theory says

    By Emily SohnDiscovery NewsCities have been compared to living organisms, machines, river networks and insect colonies. Instead, suggests a new study, urban centers are more like stars, fusing human connections as if they were hydrogen atoms.But only sort of. Using mathematical equations to synthesize mounds of data, a researcher concluded that cities are vastly more complex and open-ended than ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Cities are a new kind of complex system: Part social reactor, part network

    Scientists have derived a series of mathematical formulas that describe how cities' properties vary in relation to their population size, and then posits a novel unified, quantitative framework for understanding how cities function and grow. The resulting theoretical framework predicts very closely dozens of statistical relationships observed in thousands of real cities around the world for ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Pi Versus Information Theory

    The mathematical constant pi is packed with meanings—or it’s meaningless
    on June 20, 2013     Source: IEEE Spectrum


  1. "Reform that brings accountability to our immigration system cannot pass without Republican votes," Obama said in his first major immigration speech as president. "That is the political and mathematical reality."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

  2. "The first half of the winter was a shambles under my leadership. We didn't come close to winning a game in India and we didn't come close to winning a game here before we won on Sunday - except for the mathematical error on the West Indies' part in...
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Kevin Pietersen Source:

  3. "We understand the mathematical reality of competing against an opponent with unlimited financial resources," he said in sort of bowing out.
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Rob Simmons Source: New York Times

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