mathematically mathematically  /ˌmæ θə ˈmæ tɪ kə li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) with respect to mathematics

Usage(s):

  1. Einstein's equations of motion work equally well, mathematically, when the direction of time is reversed.
  2. Unless you are mathematically inclined, however, you may not see the logic in all this.
  3. We can prove mathematically that it is capable of producing adaptive life forms and track it in computer simulations, lab experiments and real ecosystems.

News

  1. AFC 2014 World Cup qualifying: Australia through after beating Iraq

    Australia have beaten Iraq to secure second spot in Group B and an automatic World Cup berth, but Group A remains up in the air. Group A South Korea vs. Iran 8 a.m. ET, 9 p.m. local South Korea haven't mathematically guaranteed their place in next year's World Cup but they'll almost certainly qualify automatically, even if they lose against Iran. In that instance they'd finish second in the ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. Schools superintendent skews funding facts

    I'm responding to Michelle Langenfeld's biased guest commentary on June 9. Langenfeld claims vouchers raise property taxes. This is mathematically impossible considering the cost per student in Green Bay will be based on the Milwaukee school district. Public schools there receive $13,441 per student, charters receive $7,775, and choice receives $6,442. Since it costs less to pay for children to ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette

  3. AFC 2014 World Cup qualifying: Automatic qualifiers to be decided

    Group A South Korea vs. Iran 8 a.m. ET, 9 p.m. local South Korea haven't mathematically guaranteed their place in next year's World Cup but they'll almost certainly qualify automatically, even if they lose against Iran. In that instance they'd finish second in the group, unless Uzbekistan beat Qatar and overhaul the six goal buffer they have on goal differential, therefore pushing them down into ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: SB Nation

Quotes

  1. "We still have a shot at it - mathematically we still have a chance, so we just give it the best shot we can each and every lap and hopefully it's good enough," said Newman.
    on Aug 28, 2007 By: Ryan Newman Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "I guess if you look at it mathematically, I spent 15 years teaching and I'm coming up on five years as an astronaut," Arnold said. "I haven't morphed into an engineer yet, and I'm probably not going to."
    on Mar 8, 2009 By: Richard Arnold Source: FOXNews

  3. "It was very important to beat vice-world champions France," said Aguirre. "We turned in a fine performance but we are not yet mathematically through."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Javier Aguirre Source: BBC Sport

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