Pronunciation: /ˈpɹɑp.ər.ti/ Explain

A property of an object is something that is always true for an object. Examples:

  • The property of addition of zero: Zero added to any number equals that number. a + 0 = 0.
  • All squares have equilateral sides.
  • Distributive property of multiplication over addition and subtraction: a( b + c ) = a · b + a · c


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, property. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 146. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Property. 4/28/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

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