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PURE MATHEMATICS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pure mathematics mean? 

PURE MATHEMATICS (noun)
  The noun PURE MATHEMATICS has 1 sense:

1. the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness

  Familiarity information: PURE MATHEMATICS used as a noun is very rare.


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PURE MATHEMATICS (noun)


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Meaning:

The branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness

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Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("pure mathematics" is a kind of...):

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pure mathematics"):

arithmetic (the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations)

geometry (the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces)

trig; trigonometry (the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions)

algebra (the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations)

calculus; infinitesimal calculus (the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions)

set theory (the branch of pure mathematics that deals with the nature and relations of sets)

group theory (the branch of mathematics dealing with groups)

analysis situs; topology (the branch of pure mathematics that deals only with the properties of a figure X that hold for every figure into which X can be transformed with a one-to-one correspondence that is continuous in both directions)

metamathematics (the logical analysis of mathematical reasoning)


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