1. The science of numbers; the art of computation by figures.
2. A book containing the principles of this science.
Arithmetic of sines, trigonometry.
Political arithmetic, the application of the science of numbers to problems in civil government, political economy, and social science.
Universal arithmetic, the name given by Sir Isaac Newton to algebra.
adj : relating to or involving arithmetic; "arithmetical
computations" [syn: arithmetical]
n : the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of