Try Our Apps


Words You've Been Using Wrong


[math-uh-muh-tish-uh n] /ˌmæθ ə məˈtɪʃ ən/
an expert or specialist in mathematics.
Origin of mathematician
late Middle English
First recorded in 1400-50, mathematician is from the late Middle English word mathematicion. See mathematics, -ian
Related forms
nonmathematician, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for mathematician
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Had I been rich,” said he, “I should probably not have become a mathematician.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • The distinction between the mathematician and the dialectician is also noticeable.

    The Republic Plato
  • The dialectician is as much above the mathematician as the mathematician is above the ordinary man.

    The Republic Plato
  • Assuredly not, he said; I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.

    The Republic Plato
  • That is the question, and the state of the odds may be reckoned by the mathematician.

British Dictionary definitions for mathematician


/ˌmæθəməˈtɪʃən; ˌmæθmə-/
an expert or specialist in mathematics
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for mathematician

early 15c., from Middle French mathematicien, from mathematique, from Latin mathematicus (see mathematic).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for mathematician

Word Value for mathematician

Scrabble Words With Friends