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[math-uh-muh-tish-uh n] /ˌmæθ ə məˈtɪʃ ən/
an expert or specialist in mathematics.
Origin of mathematician
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English mathematicion. See mathematics, -ian
Related forms
nonmathematician, noun Unabridged
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  • Apparently a good mathematician but seems to be gifted in this direction only.
  • It was commonly believed, for example, that he was the world's best mathematician.
  • And he's angry at his parents for emphasizing his studies too much and turning him into a socially isolated mathematician.
  • Price was a mathematician, familiar with abstract ideas, and an intellectualist in philosophy.
  • The famed mathematician made many important scientific contributions.
  • One mathematician now concludes that its predominant design is fundamentally flawed.
  • Unfortunately, the up-and-coming mathematician was unable to take in and enjoy the compliment.
  • Therefore switching your choice would increase your chances, the mathematician line of reasoning goes.
  • There is no mathematician out there with yard sticks calculating the orbs within orbs of celestial dynamics.
  • The mathematician could help us see something quite beautiful that the art historian may have overlooked.
British Dictionary definitions for mathematician


/ˌmæθəməˈtɪʃən; ˌmæθmə-/
an expert or specialist in mathematics
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Word Origin and History for mathematician

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

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