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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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