Pronunciation: /ˌdɛf.əˈnɪ.ʃən/ Explain

A definition assigns properties to a mathematical object. For example, a definition of a square is, "A four-sided polygon where the vertices are right angles and the sides are the same length." Some properties assigned to a square are:


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, definition. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 56. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Definition. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

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