# Definition of 'mathematician'

1. countable noun

The risks can be so complex that banks hire mathematicians to puzzle them out.

2. countable noun

A mathematician is a person who is good at doing calculations and using numbers.

I'm not a very good mathematician.

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noun

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## mathematician in American

(ˌmæθəməˈtɪʃən ; mat hˌəmətishˈən; ˌ mæθməˈtɪʃən ; mat hˌmətishˈən) noun

an expert or specialist in mathematics

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## Example sentences containing 'mathematician'

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He is a physicist and mathematician by training. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Her father was an electrical engineer and mathematician while her mother was an artist. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A whole new generation of mathematicians and theoretical physicists awaits. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A lot of our best entrepreneurs are mathematicians and engineers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He was a skilled mathematician and engineer, and in his long career he invented many of the basic practices of computer science. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The wealthiest people in Britain have worked out that if you employ an accountant then both the mathematician and the philosopher can be made redundant. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She, too, was a distinguished engineer and mathematician. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This, incidentally, is why many great mathematicians are musicians. Christianity Today (2000)Now he is a celebrity in France, a country that takes immense pride in its spectacular roll call of great mathematicians. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The one area of undoubted supremacy was the German university as a research institute and home to great physicists, mathematicians and chemists. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Parents, schools and regions compete to be best and are constantly peering at China to check who produces the finest engineers and mathematicians. Times, Sunday Times (2008)

## Trends of 'mathematician'

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## Translations for 'mathematician'

British English: mathematician NOUN

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*mathematician*is a person who is trained in the study of numbers and calculations.The risks can be so complex that banks hire mathematicians to assess them.

- American English: mathematician
- Brazilian Portuguese: matemático
- Chinese: 数学家
- European Spanish: matemático
- French: mathématicien
- German: Mathematiker
- Italian: matematico
- Japanese: 数学者
- Korean: 수학자
- European Portuguese: matemático
- Spanish: matemático

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