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scientist

[sahy-uh n-tist] /ˈsaɪ ən tɪst/
noun
1.
an expert in science, especially one of the physical or natural sciences.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin scient(ia) science + -ist
Related forms
nonscientist, noun
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Examples from the web for scientist
  • Climate scientist warns world of widespread suffering if further climate change is not forestalled.
  • The budding scientist learned that animal biology required too much killing for his taste.
  • After an update to its software, a robot scientist has recycled its previous research to make a new biological discovery.
  • The program there helps him broaden his skills in entrepreneurship, among other skills useful to an aspiring scientist.
  • Why one scientist is vaccinating mosquitoes, not patients.
  • Pop culture icons have turned mad scientist and converted their loved ones into two-headed monstrosities.
  • That's also a useful life skill for being a junior scientist with aspirations of becoming a senior scientist.
  • Its proving ground as a scientist has been the genome of baker's yeast, a popular laboratory species.
  • When you are a scientist your opinions and prejudices become facts.
  • These supplies may seem a bit mad-scientist, but they're easy to use.
British Dictionary definitions for scientist

scientist

/ˈsaɪəntɪst/
noun
1.
a person who studies or practises any of the sciences or who uses scientific methods

Scientist

/ˈsaɪəntɪst/
noun
1.
(Christian Science) Christ as supreme spiritual healer
2.
short for Christian Scientist See Christian Scientist
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Word Origin and History for scientist
n.

1834, a hybrid coined from Latin scientia (see science) by the Rev. William Whewell (1794-1866), English polymath, by analogy with artist, in the same paragraph in which he coined physicist (q.v.).

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