Mishrakavyavahara, Miśrakavyavahāra, Mishraka-vyavahara: 3 definitions


Mishrakavyavahara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Miśrakavyavahāra can be transliterated into English as Misrakavyavahara or Mishrakavyavahara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

[«previous next»] — Mishrakavyavahara in Ganitashastra glossary
Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Miśrakavyavahāra (मिश्रकव्यवहार) refers to “calculations relating to mixed quantities”, according to the principle of Interest which is a section of pāṭīgaṇita (“science of calculation which requires the use of writing material—the board”) in ancient Indian mathematics (gaṇita-śāstra).—The ordinary problems relating to the finding out of interest, principal or time etc., the other quantities being given, occur in the section dealing with the Rule of Five. The Hindu works generally contain a section called miśrakavyavahāra (“calculations relating to mixed quantities”) in which occur miscellaneous problems on interest. The contents of this section vary in different works, according to their size and scope. Thus the Āryabhaṭīya contains only one rule relating to a problem on interest, whilst the Gaṇitasāra-saṃgraha has a large number of such rules and problems.

Miscellaneous problems on interest, problems on allegation, and various other types of problems, in which quantities are to be separated from their mixture, form the subject matter of miśrakavyavahāra. A chapter “on mixture” (De’ mescolo) is found in early Italian works on arithmetic, evidently under Hindu influence.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mishrakavyavahara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Miśrakavyavahāra (मिश्रकव्यवहार):—[=miśraka-vyavahāra] [from miśraka > miśr] m. = mitra-v, [Līlāvatī of bhāskara]

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Mishrakavyavahara in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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