pure mathematics

[n] - the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness
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pure mathematics

noun the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness
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pure mathematics

Mathematics for the sake of its internal beauty or logical strength. Compare with applied mathematics.
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Pure mathematics

Broadly speaking, pure mathematics is mathematics that studies entirely abstract concepts. From the eighteenth century onwards, this was a recognized category of mathematical activity, sometimes characterized as speculative mathematics, and at variance with the trend towards meeting the needs of navigation, astronomy, physics, economics, engineeri...
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