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
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Example sentences from the Web for actuary
If you’re looking for a better shot at sticking together through thick and thin, you might want to marry a scientist or actuary.
It only reveals the anxieties of the self-appointed ethnic actuary.
Actuary, akt′ū-ar-i, n. a registrar or clerk: one who makes the calculations connected with an insurance office.
The assets to be handed over shall be determined by an actuary appointed by the Mixed Arbitral Tribunal.
Or we may illustrate by the difference between the auditor and an actuary in an insurance company.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
What actuary, he asks contemptuously, can appraise the value of a man's opinions?Res Judicat|Augustine Birrell
Mrs. Paine complaining because she was concerned; she is the daughter of an insurance actuary.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President 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.