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Definition of Arithmetic


  1. The science of numbers; the art of computation by figures.
  2. A book containing the principles of this science.

Arithmetic Quotations

Humans aren't as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were 'reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.'
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones - maybe only the stones - understood.
Annie Dillard

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Eric Hoffer

The analysis of variance is not a mathematical theorem, but rather a convenient method of arranging the arithmetic.
Ronald Fisher

Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.
Claude Debussy
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Arithmetic Translations

arithmetic in Dutch is rekenkunde, cijferkunst, cijferen
arithmetic in German is Arithmetik {f}, arithmetisch, Rechenart, rechnen
arithmetic in Swedish is mattematik, aritmetik
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