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mathlete Line breaks: math|lete
Pronunciation: /ˈmaθliːt/

Definition of mathlete in English:


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’
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  • At the start of the series, Lindsey shuns her past as a straight-A student (and state-champion "mathlete") to slum with the school's stoner contingent.
  • Darts is about sums - tricky rapid-fire addition, subtraction and multiplication that would trouble any mathlete.
  • She is a mathlete and all-around geek who is shaken existentially by witnessing her grandmother's death.


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

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