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actuarial

[ ak-choo-air-ee-uhl ]
/ ˌæk tʃuˈɛər i əl /
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adjective
Insurance. relating to or being the science of computing premium rates, risks, dividends, etc., according to probabilities based on statistics:Over this period, the fund earned a return of 14.37%, exceeding the actuarial assumed return of 7.70%.
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Origin of actuarial

First recorded in 1850–55; actuar(y) + -ial

OTHER WORDS FROM actuarial

ac·tu·ar·i·al·ly, adverb
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