mathematician

[ math-uh-muh-tish-uh n ]
/ ˌmæθ ə məˈtɪʃ ən /
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noun

an expert or specialist in mathematics.

Nearby words

  1. mathematical,
  2. mathematical expectation,
  3. mathematical induction,
  4. mathematical logic,
  5. mathematical probability,
  6. mathematics,
  7. mathematize,
  8. mather,
  9. mather, cotton,
  10. mather, increase

Origin of mathematician

First recorded in 1400–50, mathematician is from the late Middle English word mathematicion. See mathematics, -ian

Related formsnon·math·e·ma·ti·cian, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for mathematician

mathematician

/ (ˌmæθəməˈtɪʃən, ˌmæθmə-) /

noun

an expert or specialist in mathematics
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Word Origin and History for mathematician

mathematician

n.

early 15c., from Middle French mathematicien, from mathematique, from Latin mathematicus (see mathematic).

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