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mathlete

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Pronunciation: /ˈmaθliːt
 
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Definition of mathlete in English:

noun

informal , chiefly US
A person who takes part in a mathematics competition, typically one organized for schoolchildren: as with other mathletes, he spends up to four hours a day on his hobby—or what he simply calls his ‘calculations’
More example sentences
  • It was bad enough being a sister to James, who makes the mathletes look edgy.
  • Forget spelling bees, it's time mathletes had their day in the sun.
  • Though the last 50 years have yielded many a historical moment from the comic situations that ensue between prom royalty, rebels and mathletes, I believe the most recent teen movie renaissance is over.

Origin

1930s: blend of mathematics (or math) and athlete.

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