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Mathematicians (Mathematicals)

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Prior to the advent of modern astrology tables and, especially, the computer revolution, extensive mathematical calculations characterized the practice of astrology. For this reason, the ancients often referred to astrologers as mathematicians or mathematicals.

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Even to me, a Mathematician of no mean standing, and the Grandfather of two most hopeful and perfectly regular Hexagons, to find myself in the midst of a crowd of rotating Polygons of the higher classes, is occasionally very perplexing.
Some mathematician has said that enjoyment lies in the search for truth, not in the finding it.
7) Porphyry, scholar, mathematician, philosopher and historian, lived 233-305 (?
For you surely would not regard the skilled mathematician as a dialectician?
Assuredly not, he said; I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
According to that celebrated mathematician, these crater-like cavities had been dug by the hand of man.
A mathematician or a wit would give you the wrong answer.
My dear Planchet, I see with pleasure that you have not only become a mathematician, but a philosopher.
Tiankai Liu, Po-Ru Loh, and Mark Lipson, the top three scorers, are among the country's most talented high school mathematicians.
Cohen had written a computer program specifically to look for what mathematicians call Fermat "near misses": combinations of numbers a, b, c, and n that come so close to satisfying Fermat's equation that they would seem to work when tested on a calculator.
PictureTel Corporation (Nasdaq:PCTL) has created the world's largest classroom, bringing American astronauts face-to-face with schoolchildren, mathematicians and others in a worldwide educational video conference.
Now, mathematicians in Canada say that they have invented a family of music-making devices based on a network of three or more string segments--for instance, a Y-shaped string anchored at three endpoints.

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