# Fermat

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## Fer·mat

(fĕr-mä′),**Pierre de**1601-1665.

French mathematician who developed number theory and probability theory.

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## Fermat

(fɜːˈmæt;*French*fɛrma)

*n*

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**Pierre de**(pjɛr də). 1601–65, French mathematician, regarded as the founder of the modern theory of numbers. He studied the properties of whole numbers and, with Pascal, investigated the theory of probabilityCollins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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Noun | 1. | Fermat - French mathematician who founded number theory; contributed (with Pascal) to the theory of probability (1601-1665) |

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