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Meaning of "opsimath" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OPSIMATH

From Greek opsimathēs, from opse late + math- learn.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OPSIMATH

opsimath  [ˈɒpsɪˌmæθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OPSIMATH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Opsimath is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OPSIMATH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Opsimath

An opsimath can refer to a person who begins, or continues, to study or learn late in life. The word is derived from the Greek ὀψέ, meaning 'late' and μανθάνω, meaning 'learn'. Opsimathy was once frowned upon, used as a put down with implications of laziness, and considered less effective by educators than early learning. The emergence of "opsimath clubs" has demonstrated that opsimathy has shed much of this negative connotation, and that this approach may, in fact, be desirable. Notable opsimaths include Sir Henry Rawlinson, the fictitious character Sir Henry Rawlinson, Grandma Moses, mathematician Paul Erdős, and Cato the Elder who learned Greek only at the age of 80.

Definition of opsimath in the English dictionary

The definition of opsimath in the dictionary is a person who learns late in life.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OPSIMATH


math
mæθ
philomath
ˈfɪləˌmæθ
polymath
ˈpɒlɪˌmæθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OPSIMATH

oppugner
OPRA
Oprahfication
Ops
ops.
opsimathy
opsin
opsiometer
opsomania
opsomaniac
opsonic
opsonic index
opsonification
opsonify
opsonin
opsonisation
opsonise
opsonium
opsonization
opsonize

WORDS THAT END LIKE OPSIMATH

aftermath
bath
beneath
breath
death
Hamath
heath
in at the death
in the same breath
lattermath
new math
out of breath
path
put to death
sheath
take an oath
to death
underneath
with bated breath
wrath

Synonyms and antonyms of opsimath in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «opsimath» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OPSIMATH

Find out the translation of opsimath to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of opsimath from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «opsimath» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

opsimath
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

opsimath
570 millions of speakers

English

opsimath
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

opsimath
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

opsimath
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

opsimath
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

opsimath
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনেক বয়স হলে তবে যার বুদ্ধিসুদ্ধি হয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

opsimath
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Opsimath
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

opsimath
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

opsimath
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

opsimath
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Opsimath
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

opsimath
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

opsimath
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑप्सिमथ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

opsimath
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

opsimath
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

opsimath
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

opsimath
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

opsimath
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

opsimath
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

opsimath
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

opsimath
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Opsimath
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of opsimath

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OPSIMATH»

The term «opsimath» is used very little and occupies the 180.022 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OPSIMATH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about opsimath

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OPSIMATH»

Discover the use of opsimath in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to opsimath and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts
truth of the elementary doctrines of chance," should you think the following remarks upon the subject likely to remove the doubts of your correspondent, you will, by their insertion, oblige Your very humble Servant, W. SAINT. Opsimath begins ...
William Nicholson, 1808
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Retrospect of Philosophical, Mechanical, Chemical, and ...
37Q Remarks on the Doctrines of Chance, in Answer to Opsimath. By, . W. Saint, Esq.— Phil. Journ. No. 93. : . , Opsimath, in the first of these communications, admits, with De Moivre, that any one undertaking, with a die of six sides, to cast an ...
‎1809
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Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts
truth of the elementary doctrines of chance,” should you think the following remarks upon the subject likely to remove the doubts of your correspondent, you will, by their' insertion, oblige Your very humble Servant, VV. SAINT. Opsimath begins ...
William Nicholson, 1808
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Get Up and Go: Strategies for Active Living After 50
The Opsimath Club at Simon Fraser sponsors a series of afternoon lectures on timely subjects. (An opsimath is someone who continues to learn late in life.) These free public lectures are open to all seniors and are followed by a discussion ...
Jim McDonald, Olga McDonald, 2003
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A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and the Arts
N ow this latter clause of the supposed quotation (I say supposed His Sense mk quotation, for Opsimath confesses, that he had not a copy of 'skew the work at hand), is not to be found in the first case of de Dloivre, or yet in any other case; ...
‎1808
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The Lost Words: A Feast of Forgotten Words, Their Origins ...
OPSIMATH Somebody who learns late in life. One who begins to learn or study late in life.Alaggard learner. Adapted from the Greek opse, late, plus manthanein, to learn; mathee, learning. Pronounce to rhyme, roughly, with 'You're a Popsy, ...
Pete May, Philip Howard, 2012
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Totally Weird and Wonderful Words
opsimath [ahp-si-math] a person who begins to learn or study late in life. A rare term, it comes from Greek words meaning 'late' and 'to learn.' A related word in English is polymath, a person with a very wide range of knowledge. opsophagize  ...
Erin McKean, 2006
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The Gilded Tongue: Overly Eloquent Words for Everyday Things
OPSIMATH (AHP-si-math): n. from Greek opsimathes (late in learning), from opsios (late) and mathes, from mantha- nein (to learn): a late learner. Friends described Debbie, who learned to read at eighty-two, as an opsimath. OPTI M ITY  ...
Rod L. Evans, 2006
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The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to ...
opsimath. E Dear Mr. Buckley: Having recently celebrated my 90th birthday, am I too young to be an opsimath? Sincerely, David L. Soper, San Diego, Calif. Dear Mr. Soper: No no no, you are perfect to be an opsimath! (David L. Soper, letter to  ...
Peter E. Meltzer, 2010
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Hero's Heart
Opsimath's. Arrival. Destination's port is a glistening jewel, Filled with gladiatorial tears; And stoic faces swelling with pride. Pools of shimmering accolades survive, Mossy roadsides that beckon your travels; Under broken gravel framing four ...
Larry Michael Lounsbury, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OPSIMATH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term opsimath is used in the context of the following news items.
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Academics are campaigning to bring back so-called dead words …
... to be resurrected in 2015: caterwaul, concinnity, knavery, mélange, rapscallion, opsimath, obambulate, philistine, flapdoodle and subtopia. «The Independent, Jan 15»
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The 10 uncommon words we're all supposed to be using more often
Example: Any hopes that he would become an opsimath were in vain; he was an unrepentant philistine. Rapscallion. What it means: A ... «OregonLive.com, Jan 15»
3
10 Neglected Words You Need To Start Using
Uninterested in anything intellectual for most of his life, my father turned into an opsimath after retirement, attending lectures and always ... «Huffington Post UK, Jan 15»
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Logophiles name the words they'd most like to bring back into use
Opsimath - someone who begins to study later in life - is just one of the words that academics are hoping to bring back into wider use. The list ... «Daily Mail, Jan 15»
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Word Warriors: Vocabulary puritans urged to focus on bringing back …
It includes rarely heard words such as “opsimath” and “subtopia” in an effort to draw attention to what writer and project leader Christopher Scott ... «The Independent, Jan 15»
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A scary case of bumper cars
Try using these in a sentence: knavery (a mischievous act); opsimath (a person who begins to study late in life); philistine (a person hostile to ... «Seacoastonline.com, Jan 15»
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Detroit university wants to bring back old words like 'flapdoodle …
Opsimath - A person who begins to learn or study only late in life. Philistine - A person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts, or who ... «Toronto Sun, Jan 15»
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Obambulate today? WSU wants words added back to usage
Uninterested in anything intellectual for most of his life, my father turned into an opsimath after retirement, attending lectures and always ... «Detroit Free Press, Jan 15»
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Sacred mysteries: Through Dorset by horse and bike
She hasn't got the heaves, but if Miss Opsimath's cough isn't better by next Saturday, I'd better take my bike. So my cousin told me, when the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Sep 14»
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Bob Brown on Global Democracy and World Parliament
I'm also an opsimath: I learn as I get older. And, I have never been happier in my life. Hurtling to death, I am alive and loving being Green. «Bay Area Indymedia, Apr 12»

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