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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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It will eventually be used for other applications including engineering and abstract mathematics.
Octavie has an unusual talent for abstract mathematics and makes her way to Paris.
A lot of economic argumentation is like abstract mathematics, when the facts of economic life are comparatively simply.