Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One skilled in arithmetic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One skilled in arithmetic.

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  • noun rare One with expertise in arithmetic. A mathematician.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who specializes in arithmetic

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Examples

  • I am somewhat surprised that the arithmetician Wallace, who extends the number of people at present existing to a thousand millions, should pretend in the same page, that in the year 966, after the creation, our forefathers amounted to sixteen hundred and ten millions.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • SOCRATES: Attend to what follows: must not the perfect arithmetician know all numbers, for he has the science of all numbers in his mind?

    Theaetetus

  • It was computed by an experienced arithmetician, that there was as much twopenny ale consumed on the discussion as would have floated a first-rate man-of-war.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • He is as good an arithmetician as Bareme, draws, dances, and sings well.

    The Ball at Sceaux

  • SOCRATES: That was my reason for asking how we ought to speak when an arithmetician sets about numbering, or a grammarian about reading?

    Theaetetus

  • He is as good an arithmetician as Bareme, draws, dances, and sings well.

    The Ball at Sceaux

  • SOCRATES: Having the use of the art, the arithmetician, if I am not mistaken, has the conceptions of number under his hand, and can transmit them to another.

    Theaetetus

  • Socrates: And this will be he who knows number, or the arithmetician?

    The First Alcibiades

  • Do you mean, for example, that he who is mistaken about the sick is a physician in that he is mistaken? or that he who errs in arithmetic or grammar is an arithmetician or grammarian at the time when he is making the mistake, in respect of the mistake?

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • It is concerned, not with visible objects, but with abstract truth; for numbers are pure abstractions — the true arithmetician indignantly denies that his unit is capable of division.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

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