Definition of mathematician in English:



  • An expert in or student of mathematics.

    ‘one of the world's foremost theoretical mathematicians’
    • ‘Indian mathematicians and astronomers constructed sine table with great precision.’
    • ‘Of course mathematicians continue to do mathematics while on holiday and they were both working hard.’
    • ‘This is an introduction to intuitionistic mathematics for mature mathematicians.’
    • ‘The book develops the theme that mathematics and mathematicians can be interesting.’
    • ‘This is far from an end to the arguments about Euclid the mathematician.’
    • ‘So how do mathematicians solve these complicated differential equations?’
    • ‘Only a very small proportion of mathematics students end up becoming research mathematicians.’
    • ‘In addition they met with leading European scientists and mathematicians who visited London.’
    • ‘Various letters were exchanged between theologians, scientists and mathematicians.’
    • ‘Many mathematicians were interested in natural philosophy, and geology in particular.’
    • ‘Everyone believed that mathematicians and astronomers would provide the solution but it is not to be.’
    • ‘Particularly useful are cases where the mathematician made astronomical observations.’
    • ‘The next point to consider is how the mathematician differs from the physicist.’
    • ‘in this work he showed himself as a mathematician rather than as a mathematical physicist.’
    • ‘He has asked us to reprint a letter he wrote his students, explaining the joys of being a mathematician.’
    • ‘Perhaps all we need to do to answer it is to read the mathematical treatises which the Greek mathematicians wrote.’
    • ‘The Greeks were superb mathematicians and discovered much of the mathematics we still use today.’
    • ‘He is considered by most historians of mathematics as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.’
    • ‘The book was written for pupils who love mathematics and want to become mathematicians.’
    • ‘I liked mathematics, and my father being a mathematician was no reason I should not become one too.’


Late Middle English from Old French mathematicien, from Latin mathematicus ‘mathematical’, from Greek mathēmatikos (see mathematical).