Definition of opsimath in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈäpsəˌmaTH/


A person who begins to learn or study only late in life.
Example sentences
  • I am proud to call myself an opsimath.


Late 19th century: from Greek opsimathēs, from opse 'late' + the stem math- 'learn'.

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Syllabification: op·si·math

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