pure mathematics

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pure mathematics

[′pyu̇r ‚math·ə′mad·iks]
(mathematics)
The intrinsic study of mathematical structures, with no consideration given as to the utility of the results for practical purposes.
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The main facade both addresses and forms part of the street, nuzzling up to the two retained houses, but its abstract geometry and increase in scale clearly denote a civic rather than domestic character.
Pattern, symmetry, and abstract geometry suggest an ideal perfection; but Martin violates her own evocations of order.
Inspired by Japanese temple architecture, Tange's abstract geometry synthesized contemporary and traditional influences.