  # Arithmetical vs. Arithmetic — What's the Difference? ## Compare with Definitions

#### Arithmetical

(mathematics) Of or pertaining to arithmetic, particularly the functions of arithmetic noun; stress on the second syllable.
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#### Arithmetic

Arithmetic (from the Greek ἀριθμός arithmos, 'number' and τική [τέχνη], tiké [téchne], 'art' or 'craft') is a branch of mathematics that consists of the study of numbers, especially concerning the properties of the traditional operations on them—addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponentiation and extraction of roots. Arithmetic is an elementary part of number theory, and number theory is considered to be one of the top-level divisions of modern mathematics, along with algebra, geometry, and analysis.
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#### Arithmetical

Of or pertaining to arithmetic; according to the rules or method of arithmetic.
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#### Arithmetic

The mathematics of integers, rational numbers, real numbers, or complex numbers under addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
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#### Arithmetical

Relating to or involving arithmetic;
Arithmetical computations
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#### Arithmetic

Of or relating to arithmetic.
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#### Arithmetic

Changing according to an arithmetic progression
The increase in the food supply is arithmetic.
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#### Arithmetic

The mathematics of numbers (integers, rational numbers, real numbers, or complex numbers) under the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
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#### Arithmetic

(mathematics) Of, relating to, or using arithmetic; arithmetical.
Arithmetic geometry
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#### Arithmetic

(arithmetic) Of a progression, mean, etc, computed solely using addition.
Arithmetic progression
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#### Arithmetic

The science of numbers; the art of computation by figures.
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#### Arithmetic

A book containing the principles of this science.
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#### Arithmetic

The branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
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#### Arithmetic

Relating to or involving arithmetic;
Arithmetical computations
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