# Mat Mathematics #9 Access Maths

### Mat

mat1  (mat),USA pronunciation n., v.,  mat•ted, mat•ting.
n.
1. a piece of fabric made of plaited or woven rushes, straw, hemp, or similar fiber, or of some other pliant material, as rubber, used as a protective covering on a floor or other surface, to wipe the shoes on, etc.
2. a smaller piece of material, often ornamental, set under a dish of food, a lamp, vase, etc.
• the padded canvas covering the entire floor of a wrestling ring, for protecting the contestants from injury when thrown.
• a thick pad placed on the floor for the protection of tumblers and others engaged in gymnastic sports.
3. a thickly growing or thick and tangled mass, as of hair or weeds.
4. a sack made of matting, as for coffee or sugar.
5. a slablike footing of concrete, esp. one for an entire building.
6. a heavy mesh reinforcement for a concrete slab.
7. go to the mat, to contend or struggle in a determined or unyielding way: The President is going to the mat with Congress over the proposed budget cuts.

v.t.
1. to cover with or as if with mats or matting.
2. to form into a mat, as by interweaving.

v.i.
1. to become entangled;
form tangled masses.

### Mathematics

math•e•mat•ics (math′ə matiks),USA pronunciation n.
1. (used with a sing. v.) the systematic treatment of magnitude, relationships between figures and forms, and relations between quantities expressed symbolically.
2. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) mathematical procedures, operations, or properties.

### Access

ac•cess (akses),USA pronunciation n.
1. the ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use;
2. the state or quality of being approachable: The house was difficult of access.
3. a way or means of approach: The only access to the house was a rough dirt road.
4. [Theol.]approach to God through Jesus Christ.
5. an attack or onset, as of a disease.
6. a sudden and strong emotional outburst.
7. accession.
8. See  public-access television.

v.t.
be able to reach, approach, enter, etc.: Bank customers can access their checking accounts instantly through the new electronic system.
2. to locate (data) for transfer from one part of a computer system to another, generally between an external storage device and main storage.