# Mathematic vs. Mathematical ## Mathematic and Mathematical Definitions

#### Mathematic

Of or relating to mathematics.

#### Mathematical

Of or relating to mathematics.

Precise; exact.

Precise; exact.

#### Mathematic

Absolute; certain.

#### Mathematical

Absolute; certain.

#### Mathematic

Possible according to mathematics but highly improbable
The team has only a mathematical chance to win the championship.

#### Mathematical

Possible according to mathematics but highly improbable
The team has only a mathematical chance to win the championship.

#### Mathematic

(archaic) mathematical

#### Mathematical

Of, or relating to mathematics
A mathematical problem

#### Mathematic

See Mathematical.

#### Mathematical

(figuratively) Extremely precise and accurate, as though having the exactness of a mathematical equation.

#### Mathematical

Possible but highly improbable
The team has a mathematical chance of being promoted, but they need to win the next seven matches.

#### Mathematical

Of or pertaining to mathematics; according to mathematics; hence, theoretically precise; accurate; as, mathematical geography; mathematical instruments; mathematical exactness.

#### Mathematical

Of or pertaining to or of the nature of mathematics;
A mathematical textbook
Slide rules and other mathematical instruments
A mathematical solution to a problem
Mathematical proof

#### Mathematical

Relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers;
Tests for rating numerical aptitude
A mathematical whiz

#### Mathematical

Beyond question;
A mathematical certainty

#### Mathematical

Statistically possible though highly improbable;
Have a mathematical chance of making the playoffs