Meaning of arithmetic

a•rith•me•tic

Pronunciation: (n.u-rith'mu-tikadj.ar&secith-met'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.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to arithmetic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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