arithmetic: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (n.u-rith''ik), [key]
? n.
  1. the method or process of computation with figures: the most elementary branch of mathematics.
  2. Also calledthe theory of numbers; the study of the divisibility of whole numbers, the remainders after division, etc.
  3. a book on this subject.
  1. of or pertaining to arithmetic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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