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# mathematician

[ math-*uh*-m*uh*-**tish**-*uh*n ]

mathematician

/ ˌmæθəməˈtɪʃən; ˌmæθmə- /

## noun

- an expert or specialist in mathematics

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## Other Words From

**nonmath·e·ma·tician**noun

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## Word History and Origins

Origin of mathematician^{1}

*late Middle English*word

*mathematicion.*See mathematics, -ian

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## Example Sentences

All told, mathematicians have now found two individual tetrahedra and three infinite families of tetrahedra that fill space.

The work answers a question about an ancient shape thanks to a cutting-edge innovation that provides mathematicians with a new technique for finding solutions to certain equations.

Rejewski, a 27-year-old mathematician, worked for the Cipher Office of Polish intelligence.

You might think that by then mathematicians knew almost all there was to know about polyhedra.

However, she soon discovered that her role as a mathematician was limited to performing time-consuming calculations by hand.

One of the most impressive achievements, says University of Chicago mathematician Benson Farb, is that she linked these findings.

The Turing test is named for computer scientist, mathematician, logician, and philosopher Alan Turing.

Christopher John Francis Boone is a teenage “mathematician with some behavioral difficulties.”

I had done my duty not only as a writer, but also a mathematician: exhausted all possibilities.

Clearly her lack of appreciation for my proof resulted from her not being a mathematician.

John Bonnycastle died; an English mathematician, whose works are in use in this country.

Michael Angelo Ricci, an Italian cardinal, died; celebrated as a mathematician.

Edward Holyoke, president of Harvard college, died; an excellent mathematician and natural philosopher.

Jean Marie Ampere, famed as a mathematician and natural philosopher, died.

Whenever I had occasion to go to the eminent mathematician it was not his world-wide reputation which impressed me most.

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