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arithmetic, foundations of

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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670 words

Arithmetic is the study of the natural numbers—0, 1, 2, 3, and so on. A foundation for arithmetic can serve ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
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80 words

Calculations and reckoning using numbers and operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The study of arithmetic traditionally involves ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
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History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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431 words

In universities arithmetic, one of the sciences of the quadrivium (see liberal arts), was taught from the treatise of Nicomachus of Gerasa (...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

the branch of mathematics dealing with the properties and manipulation of numbers. The term comes (in Middle English, via Old French and Latin) from Greek ...

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