# Fermat

[ fer-ma; English fer-mah ]

/ fɛrˈma; English fɛrˈmɑ /

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noun

Pierre de [pyerduh], /pyɛr də/, 1601–65, French mathematician.

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## British Dictionary definitions for Fermat

Fermat

/ (fɜːˈmæt, French fɛrma) /

noun

Pierre de (pjɛr də). 1601–65, French mathematician, regarded as the founder of the modern theory of numbers. He studied the properties of whole numbers and, with Pascal, investigated the theory of probability

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## Scientific definitions for Fermat

Fermat

[ fĕr-mä′ ]

French mathematician who is best known for his work on probability and on the properties of numbers. He formulated Fermat's last theorem, which remained unsolved for over three hundred years.

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