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mathematicaster

PRONUNCIATION:
(math-uh-mat-uh-KAS-tuhr)

MEANING:
noun: A minor or incompetent mathematician.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin mathematicus, from Greek mathematikos, from manthanein (to learn) + -aster (a pejorative suffix).

USAGE:
"I hope [the theorem] will discover more of these empty mathematicasters."
Noel Malcolm and Jacqueline Stedall; John Pell and His Correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish; Oxford University Press; 2005.

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