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
A disastrous first date between an icy actuary and a sunny astrologer turns into a temporary alliance to endure family holiday gatherings.
Darcy, an actuary and the reserved sister of Elle’s business partner, is decidedly less excited.‘Written in the Stars’ is a ‘Pride and Prejudice’ reboot that’s charming, effervescent and entirely itself|Ellen Morton|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
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
Nate Silver meets the Grim Reaper, without all the confusing actuarial tables.Being Unemployed Could Help Cause a Heart Attack, Researchers Find|Kent Sepkowitz|November 21, 2012|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.
It only represents the actuarial average expectation of all the lives.Essays in Liberalism|Various
I shall set up chambers in the City, and work at actuarial calculations and conveyancing.Mrs. Warren's Profession|George Bernard Shaw
The actuarial degree of improbability as to a coincidence so close, over a range so vast, I will not undertake to compute.
Few seem to be aware how greatly the knowledge of what may be termed the actuarial side of heredity has advanced in recent years.
The per capita cost of $1.23 in 1906 is far below the actuarial cost.Beneficiary Features of American Trade Unions|James B. Kennedy
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.