Symbolic math system, MITRE, 1964. Later version: MATHLAB 68 (PDP-6, 1967).
[“The Legacy of MATHLAB 68”, C. Engelman, Proc 2nd Symp on Symbolic and Algebraic Manip, ACM (Mar 1971)].
[Sammet 1969, p. 498].
noun a person who participates in mathematics competitions Word Origin m(ath) + athlete
- Math-matic or mathmatic
Alternate name for AT-3. Early, pre-Fortran language for UNIVAC I or II. Sammet 1969.
[ma-thoh-loo kh] /mæˈθoʊ lʊx/ noun 1. a legendary king of Ireland and the husband of Branwen.
(Possibly from “white-out”, the blizzard variety) A paper or presentation so encrusted with mathematical or other formal notation as to be incomprehensible. This may be a device for concealing the fact that it is actually content-free. See also numbers, social science number. [Jargon File] (1994-12-14)