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

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

Examples of actuarial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, the public option proposal relies on an actuarial analysis that the report’s authors acknowledge omits many important issues. Scott Mcinnis, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: A public option health insurance program could cost Coloradans too much," 9 Dec. 2019 The unanimous board vote followed a valuation by Lauterbach and Amen, an actuarial firm hired by the Police Pension Fund Board. Taylor Hartz,, "Norridge increases tax levy by $500,000 for police pension fund," 25 Nov. 2019 Gamma Iota Sigma is the only international business fraternity for students of insurance, risk management and actuarial science. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "College Corner Medina County," 22 Nov. 2019 Students will now be able to pursue bachelor’s degrees in actuarial science, applied mathematics, biochemistry, biomedical science, criminal justice, health sciences, marketing, and writing and publishing. Catalina Righter,, "McDaniel College adding eight new majors, including a first for Maryland, after recent cuts," 20 Nov. 2019 The crisis is projected to cost the economy up to another $214 billion in 2019, according to the authors of the study, which was conducted by Milliman, a provider of corporate actuarial services. CBS News, "Tentative opioid settlement reached in Ohio with drug companies," 21 Oct. 2019 Those actuarial predictions enabled GE to book big profits on its long-term care portfolio in the 1990s and early 2000s. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "How the Man Who Nailed Madoff Got GE Wrong," 3 Oct. 2019 Anne is interested in studying environmental science or environmental engineering, and Patty plans to major in actuarial science or data analytics. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "All 4 One Fun Run raises $30,000 for Westlake Elementary School: West Shore Chatter," 30 Oct. 2019 Many insurers were initially reluctant to cover cyber disasters, in part because of the lack of reliable actuarial data. Renee Dudley, ProPublica, "The Extortion Economy: How Insurance Companies Are Fueling a Rise in Ransomware Attacks," 27 Aug. 2019

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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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The first known use of actuarial was in 1869

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27 Dec 2019

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“Actuarial.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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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