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

[syn: Fermat, Pierre de Fermat]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Pierre de Fermat n 1: French mathematician who founded number theory; contributed (with Pascal) to the theory of probability (1601-1665) [syn: Fermat, Pierre de Fermat]