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Meaning of ACTUARY

Pronunciation:  'akchoo`eree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)

ACTUARY is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: statistician
 See Also: calculator, computer, estimator, figurer, reckoner, surveyor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac"tu*a*ry\, n.; pl. {Actuaries}. [L. actuarius
copyist, clerk, fr. actus, p. p. of agere to do, act.]
1. (Law) A registrar or clerk; -- used originally in courts
   of civil law jurisdiction, but in Europe used for a clerk
   or registrar generally.

2. The computing official of an insurance company; one whose
   profession it is to calculate for insurance companies the
   risks and premiums for life, fire, and other insurances.

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