# Definition: Mathematician

## Etymology

From Middle English *mathematicion*, from Middle French *mathematicien*, from *mathematique* (mathematics), from Latin *mathēmatica*, feminine of *mathēmaticus*, from Ancient Greek *μαθηματικός* or *mathēmatikós* (fond of learning), from *μάθημα* or *máthēma* (knowledge, learning) + *-ικός* or *-ikós*) + Middle French *-ien* (from Latin *-iānus*). Displaced native Old English *rīmcræftiga*. By surface analysis, **mathematic** + **-ian**.

## Noun

**mathematician** (plural **mathematicians**)

- An expert on mathematics.

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