A method of proof in which a statement is proved for one step in a process, and it is shown that if the statement holds for that step, it holds for the next.
noun 1. . noun 1. symbolic logic, esp that branch concerned with the foundations of mathematics
[math-uh-mat-i-kuh l] /ˌmæθ əˈmæt ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or of the nature of : mathematical truth. 2. employed in the operations of : mathematical instruments. 3. having the exactness, precision, or certainty of . /ˌmæθəˈmætɪkəl; ˌmæθˈmæt-/ adjective 1. of, used in, or relating to mathematics 2. characterized by or using the precision […]
- Mathematical probability
noun (statistics) 1. the probability of an event consisting of n out of m possible equally likely occurrences, defined to be n/m See also principle of indifference 2. the study of such probabilities
[math-uh-muh-tish-uh n] /ˌmæθ ə məˈtɪʃ ən/ noun 1. an expert or specialist in . /ˌmæθəməˈtɪʃən; ˌmæθmə-/ noun 1. an expert or specialist in mathematics n. early 15c., from Middle French mathematicien, from mathematique, from Latin mathematicus (see mathematic).