**Maclaurin, Colin**, mathematician, born in Kilmoden, Argyllshire; was
professor of Mathematics in Aberdeen and in Edinburgh; wrote a “Treatise
on Fluxions,” in defence of Newton against Berkeley, and an “Account of
Newton's Discoveries”; did much to give an impetus to mathematical study
in Scotland (1698‒1746).

Definition taken from
*The Nuttall Encyclopædia*,
edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Maclaurin, Colin