The **language of mathematics** is the system used by mathematicians to communicate mathematical ideas among themselves. This language consists of a substrate of some natural language (for example English) using technical terms and grammatical conventions that are peculiar to mathematical discourse (see Mathematical jargon), supplemented by a highly specialized symbolic notation for mathematical formulas.

Like natural languages in general, discourse using the language of mathematics can employ a scala of registers. Research articles in academic journals use a more formal tone than oral exchanges over a scribbled-upon napkin in the university cafeteria.

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**Language Of Mathematics**- Alternative Views

... Some definitions of

**language**, such as early versions of Charles Hockett's "design features" definition, emphasize the spoken nature of

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**Mathematics**would not qualify as a

**language**under these definitions, as it is primarily a written form of communication (to see why, try reading Maxwell's equations out loud) ... However, these definitions would also disqualify sign

**languages**, which are now recognized as

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