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Mathematicks

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Mathemáticks. n.s. [μαθηματικὴ.] That science which contemplates whatever is capable of being numbered or measured; and it is either pure or mixt: pure considers abstracted quantity, without any relation to matter; mixt is interwoven with physical considerations. Harris.

The mathematicks and the metaphysicks
Fall to them, as you find your stomach serves you.
Shak.

See mystery to mathematicks fly. Pope.

Sources: Pope, Alexander (393) · Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew (71)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Mathematicks." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 30, 2011. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=8351.


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