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Magic Square : A square filled with numbers so that the total of each row, each column and each diagonal are all the same.
The squares can be 3x3, 4x4 and even bigger.

Map : A diagram of a place.

Mass : A measure of how much matter is in an object.

Mathematics : The study of numbers, patterns, space, and change.

Major arc: In a circle, any arc whose length is greater than the length of a semicircle.

Mean : The mean is the average of the numbers: a calculated "central" value of a set of numbers.

Mean proportional: The mean proportional, also called the geometric mean, of two numbers.

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Measure of an arc: The measure of the central angle that subtends the arc.

Median : The middle number (in a sorted list of numbers either in ascending or in descending order).

Median of a trapezoid: A line segment that connects the midpoints of the two non-parallel sides of the trapezoid.

Median of a triangle: A line segment that connects any vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side.

Mensuration : It is the branch of mathematics which deals with the study of Geometric shapes , their area , Volume and different parameters in geometric objects.

Midday : The middle of the day. 12 O'clock Noon. 12:00

Midpoint: A point that divides a line segment into two congruent line segments.

Midsegment A line segment that connects the midpoints of two sides of a triangle; Also called the midline.

Millennium : A period of time of a thousand years.

Minor arc: In a circle, any arc whose length is less than the length of a semicircle.

Minuend : The number that is to be subtracted from.

Mixed Fraction : A mixed fraction is a whole number and a fraction combined into one "mixed" number.

Mode : The number which appears most often in a set of numbers.

Monomial : A polynomial with just one term.

Multiple : The result of multiplying by a whole number.

Multiplicative Identity : Multiplying a number by 1 leaves it unchanged: a × 1 = 1 × a = a

Mutually Exclusive Events : Events that can't happen at the same time.

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