[uh-rith-mi-tish-uh n, ar-ith-]


an expert in arithmetic.

Origin of arithmetician

1550–60; < Middle French arithmeticien; see arithmetic, -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for arithmetician

Historical Examples of arithmetician

  • And that person is he who is good at calculation—the arithmetician?

  • He is as good an arithmetician as Bareme, draws, dances, and sings well.

    The Ball at Sceaux

    Honore de Balzac

  • So doth the geometrician and arithmetician, in their diverse sorts of quantities.

  • I am not an arithmetician, but my calculations told me enough to make me realize that I was on the wrong track.

  • This is a metaphor, borrowed partly from the grazier's vocabulary, and partly from the arithmetician's vade-mecum.