- an expert or specialist in mathematics.
Origin of mathematician
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Examples from the Web for mathematician
One of the most impressive achievements, says University of Chicago mathematician Benson Farb, is that she linked these findings.Iranian Math Genius Mirzakhani Unveiled by President Rouhani
August 18, 2014
The Turing test is named for computer scientist, mathematician, logician, and philosopher Alan Turing.The AI That Wasn’t: Why ‘Eugene Goostman’ Didn’t Pass the Turing Test
June 10, 2014
Christopher John Francis Boone is a teenage “mathematician with some behavioral difficulties.”Book Bag: How to Survive—Five Stories About Unlikely Survivors
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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.
Had I been rich,” said he, “I should probably not have become a mathematician.Self-Help
The distinction between the mathematician and the dialectician is also noticeable.
The dialectician is as much above the mathematician as the mathematician is above the ordinary man.
Assuredly not, he said; I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
That is the question, and the state of the odds may be reckoned by the mathematician.The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories
- an expert or specialist in mathematics
Word Origin and History for mathematician
early 15c., from Middle French mathematicien, from mathematique, from Latin mathematicus (see mathematic).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper