mathematical expressions
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\ˌmath-ˈma-ti-kəl, ˌma-thə-\ \ik-ˈspre-shən\\

Etymology: mathematical (Middle English mathematicalle, from Latin mathematicus, from Greek mathēmatikos, from mathēmat-, mathēma learning, mathematics, from manthanein to learn; probably akin to Gothic mundon to pay attention) + expressions (Middle English, from Anglo-French expres, from Latin expressus, past participle of exprimere to press out, express, from ex- + premere to press)
Function: noun

1: near-reality mathematical abstractions which are used so as to understand the expansion and the development of the cities, through cellular automata models and agent-based simulations. [1] [2]

Bibliography
1. “Cities and complexity: understanding cities with cellular automata, agent-based models, and fractals.” Michael Batty (2005)
2. Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary

(vagia-pantou 10.12.07)
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