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### Princeton's WordNet

Fermat, Pierre de Fermatnoun

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

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Fermat

Pierre de Fermat (French: [pjɛʁ də fɛʁma]; between 31 October and 6 December 1607 – 12 January 1665) was a French mathematician who is given credit for early developments that led to infinitesimal calculus, including his technique of adequality. In particular, he is recognized for his discovery of an original method of finding the greatest and the smallest ordinates of curved lines, which is analogous to that of differential calculus, then unknown, and his research into number theory. He made notable contributions to analytic geometry, probability, and optics. He is best known for his Fermat's principle for light propagation and his Fermat's Last Theorem in number theory, which he described in a note at the margin of a copy of Diophantus' Arithmetica. He was also a lawyer at the Parlement of Toulouse, France.

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Fermat refers to Pierre de Fermat, a 17th-century French lawyer and mathematician who is best known for his discovery of an original method of finding the greatest and the smallest ordinates of curved lines, which is analogous to differentiation, and for his Fermat's Last Theorem in the field of number theory. The "Fermat" term can also be used to refer to any theorem, principle, or concept in mathematics that was established or proposed by him.

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Fermat

Fermat is a lunar impact crater located to the west of the Rupes Altai escarpment. To the west-southwest is the larger crater Sacrobosco, and to the southwest is the irregular Pons. It is 39 kilometers in diameter and two kilometers deep. The rim of Fermat is worn and somewhat irregular, but still possesses an outer rampart. The north rim is indented by a double crater formation that includes Fermat A. The floor is relatively flat and does not have a central rise. The crater is from the Pre-Imbrian period, 4.55 to 3.85 billion years ago. It is named for 17th century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat.

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Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of Fermat in Chaldean Numerology is:

**6**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of Fermat in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**9**

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