1. (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods;

- Example: "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"

- Example: "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic"

[syn: mathematical process, mathematical operation, operation]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mathematical operation n 1: (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic" [syn: mathematical process, mathematical operation, operation]