Why do we call it ‘ mathematics ‘? What is the exact meaning of mathematics?

One theory is that mathematicians like to work with Blackboard and chalk and therefore also put a lot of time in erase.So they are automatically able to do so in;-)

Simon Stevin[1 was a Flemish mathematician and language purist, who decided that the Latin term ‘ mathematica ‘ needed a translation into Dutch.That struck and that’s why we call it ‘ mathematics ‘. The Latin term is a loan word from Ancient Greek (‘ μαθηματική τέχνη ‘) That means the ‘ art of knowing ‘. The syllable ‘ wis ‘ is also in ‘ Gewis ‘ where it is connected with ‘ sure ‘; ‘ Mathematics ‘ is therefore a rather literal translation of a denomination that goes back at least 25 centuries — although you can also say ‘ science ‘. The reason the ancient Greeks called Mathematics is that mathematics was about the only things we absolutely knew. That has never changed.

Footnotes

[1 Simon Stevin-Wikipedia

MATHEMATICS (MATHEMATICA)

  1. N.

Van der Sijs (2010-2015), Dutch words worldwide

Mathematics
‘ Mathematica ‘-> German dialect † Wißkünde ‘ Mathematica ‘; Papiamento Mathematics ‘ Mathematica as a school course ‘.

  • M.
  • Philippa and others (2003-2009) Etymological Dictionary of Dutch

    Mathematics
    (Zn).: ‘ Mathematica ‘

  • Entry in book in VNNL. (Newdutch) d.d. 1657

    Mathematics Mathematica in
    A gheslaughter of overphysics, of physics, of mathematics (in the margin “Metaphysica.
  • Physics. Mathesis. “) [1657; Clauberg.
    Scholarly composition of → erase ‘ sure ‘ and → science ‘ sciences ‘.
    Mathematics pushed the older word wiskunst ‘ Mathematica ‘, previously wisconst

  • DICTIONARY OF NEDERLANDSCHE TAAL

    Mathematics: Zn.: ‘ Mathematica ‘ d.d. 1586

  • G.J. van Wyk (2003), ETIMOLOGIEWORDBOOK OF AFRIKAANS , Stellenbosch

    Mathematics S. NW.

    Scientiskap What those Eienskappe of numbers and figure study.
    From NDL.

  • Mathematics (1738), ‘ n same theorem of clear ‘ seker be ‘ and ‘ science ‘.First drawing in Afr. In Patrioanswer book (1902).

  • N.
  • Van der Sijs (2001), CHRONOLOGICAL DICTIONARY

    Mathematics * Mathematica 1711 [Picarta: Title of François Halma

  • P.A.F. van Veen and N. van der Sijs (1997), ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY, 2Nd EDITION, VAN DALE

    Mathematics (Zn).: ‘ Mathematica ‘

    \xa0{1711, cf.

  • wisconste 1586} of WIS + Kunde.

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  • Van Wijk (1936 [1912), FRANCK’s ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY of NEDERLANDSCHE TAAL

    Mathematics z NW. WIS-Konste.Scholar.

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  • Vercoullie (1925), CONCISE ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY OF NEDERLANDSCHE TAAL

    Mathematics (v. Zn)

    De Wisse Kunde; Vergel.Fr. les sciences exactes.

    Note

    Intr.By the mathematician and language purist Simon Stevin (1548-1620).

    Wiskunst and Mathematics were initially interpreted more broadly than nowadays.”Applied mathematics” also fell under: perspective, navigation, optics, etc.

    [Lit.: J. Clauberg (1657), Redenkonst, Amsterdam, 55; A. de Graaf (1694), the whole mathesis of Wiskonst, Amsterdam

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