## Etymology

From Middle English *mathematicion*, from Middle French *mathematicien*, from *mathematique*Â (mathematics), from Latin *mathÄ“matica*, feminine of *mathÄ“maticus*, from Ancient Greek *Î¼Î±Î¸Î·Î¼Î±Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚* or *mathÄ“matikÃ³s* (fond of learning), from *Î¼Î¬Î¸Î·Î¼Î±* or *mÃ¡thÄ“ma* (knowledge, learning) + *-Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚* or *-ikÃ³s*) + Middle French *-ien* (from Latin *-iÄnus*). Displaced native Old English *rÄ«mcrÃ¦ftiga*. By surface analysis, **mathematic** + **-ian**.

## Noun

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

- An expert on mathematics.

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