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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-choo-er-ee]
    • /ˈæk tʃuˌɛr i/
    • /ˌæk.tjuˈeə.ri.əl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-choo-er-ee]
    • /ˈæk tʃuˌɛr i/

Definitions of actuarial word

  • adjective actuarial Actuarial means relating to the work of an actuary. 3
  • adjective actuarial of actuaries or their work 3
  • adjective actuarial calculated by actuaries 3
  • noun plural actuarial Insurance. a person who computes premium rates, dividends, risks, etc., according to probabilities based on statistical records. 1
  • noun plural actuarial (formerly) a registrar or clerk. 1
  • noun actuarial Of or pertaining to actuaries. 1

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Origin of actuarial

First appearance:

before 1545
One of the 30% oldest English words
1545-55; < Latin āctuārius shorthand writer, clerk, variant (with u of the action noun āctus act) of āctārius (āct(a) deeds, documents + -ārius -ary)

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Parts of speech for Actuarial


actuarial popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

actuarial usage trend in Literature

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