# mathematics vocabulary

## A-B

• a posteriori

• a priori

• abstract

• abuse

• acute

• affine

• analogous, analogy

• angle

• ansatz

• apex

• applied

• approximate

• arc

• area

• assume, assumption

• autonomous

• axiom, axiomatic

• basis

• boundary

• branch

• bundle (as in tangent bundle)

## C

• calculate

• Cartesian

• cell

• chord

• circular (as in circular argument and http://planetmath.org/CircularReasoningcircular reasoning)

• circulation

• class

• classic

• clear, clearly

• closed, closure

• collapse

• compact

• complex

• concave, concavity

• concrete

• condition

• cone

• conformal

• connected

• constrain, constraint

• construct, constructible, http://planetmath.org/CompassAndStraightedgeConstructionconstruction, constructive

• contact

• contract, contraction

• convex, convexity

• convergence, convergent

• cover, covering

• criteria, criterion

• cross (as in cross product and cross section)

• crystalline

• curve

• curvilinear

• cut

## D-F

• deduce, deduction

• dependence, dependent

• definition, define

• deformable, deformation

• degree

• dense

• derivation

• different

• dilate, dilation

• divide, division

• divides, divisible, divisor

• domain

• dual

• empty

• equal

• evaluate, evaluation

• even

• evident

• evolute

• exact (as in exact sequence)

• exhaust, exhaustion

• existential

• expected

• explicit

• extend, extension

• false

• field

• fix, fixed

• focus

• form

• formal

• formula, formulae

• fractal

## G-L

• general, generalization

• generate, generating, generator

• genus

• graph

• group

• handwaving

• height

• heuristics

• hyper-

• ideal

• if and only if, iff

• implication, implies, imply

• implicit

• identification, identify

• independence, independent

• index

• induce

• inert, inertia

• inferior (as in limit inferior)

• inject, injection

• integrate, integration

• interior

• invariance, invariant

• join

• kernel

• kurtosis

• leg

• lemma

• length

• lift, lifting

• limit

• line

• linear

• logic

## M-Q

• manifold

• map, mapping

• matrix

• meager

• mean

• measure, measurable

• median

• model

• module

• mutatis mutandis

• necessary

• nerve

• nested

• normal

• notation

• null

• number

• obtuse

• odd

• open

• order

• oscillating

• partial

• path

• PDE

• perimeter

• period, periodic, periodicity

• plane

• point

• polar

• positive

• power

• prime

• proper

• QED, Q.E.D.

• QEF, Q.E.F.

## R-S

• ramification, ramified, ramify

• range

• rank

• ratio

• razor (as in Occam’s razor)

• real

• reduce, reduced, reduction

• region

• rest

• restrict, restriction

• rig

• rigid

• ring

• root

• rotor

• sector

• self-

• semi-

• series

• simple

• sink

• slope

• smash (as in smash product)

• smooth

• solid

• source

• space

• spectral (as in spectral radius and spectral sequence)

• sphere, spherical

• split

• square

• star, star-shaped

• strength

• strict

• subset

• subtract, subtraction

• sum, summation

• superior (as in limit superior)

• suppose, supposition

• surface

• suspension

• symbol

## T-Z

• tame

• tensor, tensorial

• term

• TFAE, the following are equivalent

• theoretical

• total

• toy (as in toy theorem)

• transcend, transcendence, transcendental

• transient

• triangle, triangular

• true

• type

• uniform, uniformly

• unique, uniqueness

• unit, unity

• value

• vanish

• variance

• variational (as in variational calculus)

• vector, vectorial

• volume

• wedge (as in wedge product)

• well defined, well-defined

• wild

• WLOG, WOLOG, without loss of generality

• word

• http://planetmath.org/Rootzero, zeroes, zeros

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