# mathematician

[math-uh-muh-tish-uh n]

- an expert or specialist in mathematics.

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## Origin of mathematician^{}

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

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## Examples from the Web for mathematician

### Contemporary Examples

#### 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.

### Historical Examples

#### Had I been rich,” said he, “I should probably not have become a mathematician.

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#### The distinction between the mathematician and the dialectician is also noticeable.

The RepublicPlato

#### The dialectician is as much above the mathematician as the mathematician is above the ordinary man.

The RepublicPlato

#### Assuredly not, he said; I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.

The RepublicPlato

#### That is the question, and the state of the odds may be reckoned by the mathematician.

The Valet's Tragedy and Other StoriesAndrew Lang

# mathematician

- an expert or specialist in mathematics

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## Word Origin and History for mathematician

### n.

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

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