math·e·ma·ti·cian | \ˌmath-mə-ˈti-shən, ˌma-thə-\

Definition of mathematician 

: a specialist or expert in mathematics

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The book is based on the true story of 18th-century mathematician Sophie Germain, who overcame opposition by her parents and teachers to study mathematics and went on to solve a problem that male teachers had said was impossible. Carole Goldberg,, "Write Stuff: Deadline Extended For Twain House's Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest," 27 June 2018 Mr Fajardo, a mathematician who helped transform Medellín from a crime capital into a mecca of cool, promises political renewal. The Economist, "Colombians hope for change in the first post-war presidential election," 26 May 2018 Chartier is one of several mathematicians and statisticians who turn their focus to college basketball this time of the year, crafting models, methods and algorithms designed to beat — or at least shrink — the odds. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "NCAA tournament: How mathematicians use models to beat (or at least improve) the odds," 12 Mar. 2018 Significant Figures walks through the lives and work of 25 great mathematicians, from Archimedes to William Thurston. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "A Gift Guide for the Bookworm in Your Life," 29 Nov. 2017 These arcane flourishes include appearances by the French mathematician Blaise Pascal and the Cambridge theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, various jokes about pi, and much more. Roger Highfield, Newsweek, "The Maths Behind the Simpsons' Women," 13 Sep. 2014 She and her husband, the mathematician Barry Mazur, live in Cambridge and Westport. Amy Sutherland,, "Fond of writers from a generation back," 12 July 2018 His analysis followed development of computer software by mathematician Jon Harman. Diane Bell,, "Discovery of hidden drawings puts Poway Native American art in a class of its own," 9 July 2018 Sometimes the mathematicians exited the machine weeping. Siobhan Roberts, WSJ, "An Euler Bookshelf: No Ordinary Genius," 22 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of mathematician

: a person who is an expert in mathematics


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