**Pure mathematics** — Pure Pure, a. [Compar. {Purer}; superl. {Purest}.] [OE. pur, F. pur, fr. L. purus; akin to putus pure, clear, putare to clean, trim, prune, set in order, settle, reckon, consider, think, Skr. p? to clean, and perh. E. fire. Cf. {Putative}.] 1.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Pure mathematics** — Broadly speaking, pure mathematics is mathematics motivated entirely for reasons other than application. It is distinguished by its rigour, abstraction and beauty. From the eighteenth century onwards, this was a recognized category of… … Wikipedia

**Pure mathematics** — Abstract Ab stract (#; 277), a. [L. abstractus, p. p. of abstrahere to draw from, separate; ab, abs + trahere to draw. See {Trace}.] 1. Withdraw; separate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The more abstract . . . we are from the body. Norris. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**pure mathematics** — noun Mathematics which is done for its own sake rather than being motivated by other sciences. Ant: applied mathematics … Wiktionary

**pure mathematics** — theoretical mathematics, abstract mathematics … English contemporary dictionary

**pure mathematics** — plural noun see mathematics … English new terms dictionary

**A Course of Pure Mathematics** — Cover of Third Revision 1921 A Course of Pure Mathematics (ISBN 0521720559) is a classic textbook in introductory mathematical analysis, written by G. H. Hardy. It is recommended for people studying calculus. First publish … Wikipedia

**Fielden Chair of Pure Mathematics** — The Fielden Chair of Pure Mathematics is an endowed professorial position in the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, England. In 1870 Samuel Fielden, a wealthy mill owner from Todmorden, donated £150 to Owen s College (as the… … Wikipedia

**Sadleirian Professor of Pure Mathematics** — The Sadleirian Chair is a Professorship in pure mathematics at the University of Cambridge.It was established in 1701 by Lady Mary Sadleir, who made provision in her will for lecturers in algebra to be funded at nine colleges in the university.… … Wikipedia

**Pure** — Pure, a. [Compar. {Purer}; superl. {Purest}.] [OE. pur, F. pur, fr. L. purus; akin to putus pure, clear, putare to clean, trim, prune, set in order, settle, reckon, consider, think, Skr. p? to clean, and perh. E. fire. Cf. {Putative}.] 1.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English