
algebra 
a form of elementary mathematics, used esp. in solving equations, in which letters stand for unknown or variable quantities. [1/2 definitions] 
algorithm 
a completely determined and finite procedure for solving a problem, esp. used in relation to mathematics and computer science. 
antilogarithm 
in mathematics, the number that corresponds to a particular logarithm. 
arithmetic 
the simplest form of mathematics consisting of the theory and computation of whole numbers, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, evolution, and involution. [1/3 definitions] 
asymptote 
in mathematics, a straight line that approaches but never meets a curve. 
autistic savant 
an autistic person who has an extraordinary gift or ability, as in mathematics, music, or art. 
axiom 
in mathematics, a statement, often one regarded as obvious, that is accepted without proof as a basis for proving other statements; postulate. [1/2 definitions] 
calculus 
in mathematics, a system of calculation, as of rates of change, lengths, or volumes, involving algebraic notations. [1/2 definitions] 
Cartesian 
of or pertaining to Descartes or his philosophy or mathematics. [1/2 definitions] 
character 
a mark, letter, or symbol used in an alphabet or in mathematics. [1/7 definitions] 
closed 
in mathematics, of or pertaining to a curve that encloses an area and has no end points. [1/6 definitions] 
commutative 
in mathematics, interchangeable in order, as the terms in the equation, a + b = b + a. [1/2 definitions] 
continuum 
in mathematics, a set with two end points and an infinite number of points between. [1/2 definitions] 
coordinate 
in mathematics, of or using coordinates as reference points. [2/11 definitions] 
corollary 
in mathematics, a proposition whose proof directly follows in one or a few steps from the proof of another proposition. [1/4 definitions] 
diagonal 
in mathematics, joining two nonadjacent corners of a polygon or two corners of a polyhedron that are not in the same plane. [1/5 definitions] 
differential 
in mathematics, relating to differentials. [2/8 definitions] 
differential calculus 
the branch of mathematics that has to do with differentials and their application. 
distributive 
in mathematics and logic, of or involving the property by which an operation may be applied to each item in an expression or proposition. [1/4 definitions] 
divide 
in mathematics, to determine (a number) by the process of division. [1/8 definitions] 
equation 
in mathematics, a statement using an equal sign to assert the equality of two quantities or expressions. [1/4 definitions] 

