# Is mathematics considered a science [duplicate]

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what is the definition of Mathematics ?

I would like to know if mathematics is considered a science? I've searched the internet and asked many people for insight to no avail. I thought science was based on observation, experimentation and falsification. I don't understand how mathematics can satisfy all the above. Especially, when there are some branches of mathematics that need not actually correspond to the physical world. Maybe I have a naive definition or unsophisticated understanding of both mathematics and science.

Sincerely, Maxwell

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