# arithmetic

Arithmetic is another word for math, specifically the areas of math having to do with numbers and calculating.

If you're good at adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying, then you're good at arithmetic, which is a big part of math. Arithmetic has to do with doing calculations. To answer most math problems, including almost all word problems, you need arithmetic. The most basic arithmetic is 2 plus 2, but as anyone who's ever taken algebra can tell you, it can get a lot more complicated than that.

## DEFINITIONS OF: arithmetic

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### n the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations

Types:
algorism
computation with Arabic figures
Type of:
pure mathematics
the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness

Synonyms:
arithmetical

## WORD FORMS

n
mathematics dealing with numerical calculations
 1 arithmetic
adj
relating to or involving basic calcuations
 2 arithmetic
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