Definition: Mathematician

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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.


mathematician (plural mathematicians)

  1. An expert on mathematics.


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