Definition of actuary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæktʃuəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæktʃueri//
(pl. actuaries) Professions
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a person whose job involves calculating insurance risks and payments for insurance companies by studying how frequently accidents, fires, deaths, etc. happen Wordfinderactuary, annuity, cover, excess, insurance, no-claims bonus, policy, premium, risk, underwrite See related entries: Professions Word Originmid 16th cent. (originally denoting a clerk or registrar of a court): from Latin actuarius ‘bookkeeper’, from actus ‘event, thing done’, act- ‘done’, from the verb agere, reinforced by the French noun acte. The current sense dates from the mid 19th cent.
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