noun, plural ac·tu·ar·ies.
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Origin of actuary
OTHER WORDS FROM actuaryac·tu·ar·i·al [ak-choo-air-ee-uhl], /ˌæk tʃuˈɛər i əl/, ac·tu·ar·i·an, adjectiveac·tu·ar·i·al·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for actuary
That miscalculation could mean serious trouble in terms of actuarial soundness.With More Competition and Choice, Obamacare Might Not Be So Horrible|Nick Gillespie|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Social security encourages behavior which undermines the actuarial soundness of social security itself.Sorry, Folks: One Way or the Other, You'll Never Be Able to Completely Count on Retirement|Megan McArdle|March 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But while support for ending the death penalty was cold and actuarial, opposition to the measure was emotional and raw.Death Penalty Survives In California, But Three-Strikes Law Cut Back|David R. Dow|November 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There is also literally a conversation about contemporary practices in actuarial mathematics.
At 79 years of age, actuarial tables say a woman is likely to live another 9.74 years.
The business of life insurance upon the continent of Europe has given an extraordinary stimulus to actuarial studies.
De Morgan knew him professionally through the fact that he was prominent in actuarial work.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)|Augustus De Morgan
Few seem to be aware how greatly the knowledge of what may be termed the actuarial side of heredity has advanced in recent years.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
The per capita cost of $1.23 in 1906 is far below the actuarial cost.Beneficiary Features of American Trade Unions|James B. Kennedy
He outsold many men with actuarial minds, and extended knowledge.The Psychology of Salesmanship|William Walker Atkinson
British Dictionary definitions for actuary
noun plural -aries
Derived forms of actuaryactuarial (ˌæktʃʊˈɛərɪəl), adjective
Word Origin for actuary
Cultural definitions for actuary
A mathematician who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums.