ac·​tu·​ar·​i·​al | \ ˌak-chə-ˈwer-ē-əl How to pronounce actuarial (audio) , -shə- \

Definition of actuarial

1 : of or relating to actuaries
2 : relating to statistical calculation especially of life expectancy

Other Words from actuarial

actuarially \ ˌak-​chə-​ˈwer-​ē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce actuarial (audio) , -​shə-​ \ adverb

Examples of actuarial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web SSTBs include businesses providing services in the field of health, law, accounting, actuarial science, performing arts, athletics, and financial services. Lynn Mucenski Keck, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 Harvard Business Review did an actuarial analysis in 2018 and argued the average tenure over the next 100 years will grow to 35 years. Zachary B. Wolf, CNN, 26 Jan. 2022 In the early 2000s, a stock market slump, changes in benefits and new actuarial estimates created a huge shortfall in the state’s pension system. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2022 The proposal needs actuarial analysis and fuller vetting through greater public deliberation, said Laurence Msall, president of the Civic Federation, a government watchdog. Shruti Singh,, 16 Feb. 2022 One estimate, from the actuarial firm Milliman, penciled out that two years of fires undid 26 years of profits for the state’s insurers. Emma Marris, The Atlantic, 15 Mar. 2022 On Thursday, the Senate approved a bill that calls for an actuarial study of the program to be completed by October of this year. Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2022 With numerous actuarial calculations before the program began, the amount of applications is meeting projections. Christopher Keating,, 14 Jan. 2022 This is the first time the 65-year old insurer has released its EV, an actuarial measure. Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 13 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of actuarial

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for actuarial

actuary + -al entry 1

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“Actuarial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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ac·​tu·​ar·​i·​al | \ ˌak-chə-ˈwer-ē-əl, ˌak-shə- How to pronounce actuarial (audio) \

Legal Definition of actuarial

1 : of or relating to actuaries
2 : relating to statistical calculation especially of life expectancy

Other Words from actuarial

actuarially adverb

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Nglish: Translation of actuarial for Spanish Speakers


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