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sci·en·tist

 (sī′ən-tĭst)
n.
A person who is engaged in and has expert knowledge of a science, especially a biological or physical science.

scientist

(ˈsaɪəntɪst)
n
a person who studies or practises any of the sciences or who uses scientific methods

Scientist

(ˈsaɪəntɪst)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christian Science Christ as supreme spiritual healer
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) short for Christian Scientist. See Christian Scientist

sci•en•tist

(ˈsaɪ ən tɪst)

n.
an expert in science, esp. one of the physical or natural sciences.
[1825–35; < Latin scient(ia) science + -ist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scientist - a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciencesscientist - a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
cosmographer, cosmographist - a scientist knowledgeable about cosmography
bibliotist - someone who engages in bibliotics
biologist, life scientist - (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
chemist - a scientist who specializes in chemistry
cognitive scientist - a scientist who studies cognitive processes
computer scientist - a scientist who specializes in the theory of computation and the design of computers
geologist - a specialist in geology
linguist, linguistic scientist - a specialist in linguistics
mathematician - a person skilled in mathematics
medical scientist - a scientist who studies disease processes
microscopist - a scientist who specializes in research with the use of microscopes
mineralogist - a scientist trained in mineralogy
oceanographer - a scientist who studies physical and biological aspects of the seas
fossilist, palaeontologist, paleontologist - a specialist in paleontology
physicist - a scientist trained in physics
principal investigator, PI - the scientist in charge of an experiment or research project
psychologist - a scientist trained in psychology
radiologic technologist - a scientist trained in radiological technology
investigator, research worker, researcher - a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
social scientist - someone expert in the study of human society and its personal relationships

scientist

noun researcher, inventor, technologist, boffin (informal), technophile a dissident scientist
Quotations
"When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. (Clarke's First Law)" [Arthur C. Clarke Profile of the Future]
"It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young" [Konrad Lorenz On Aggression]
"I don't know what I may seem to the world, but as to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me" [Isaac Newton]
"Nature, and Nature's laws lay hid in night"
"God said, Let Newton be! and all was light" [Alexander Pope Epitaph: Intended for Sir Isaac Newton]
Translations
عَالِمعالِم
vědec
videnskabsmand
دانشمند
tiedemiestieteilijä
znanstvenik
vísindamaîur
科学者
과학자
vedec
znanstvenik
forskarevetenskapsman
นักวิทยาศาสตร์
nhà khoa học

scientist

[ˈsaɪəntɪst] Ncientífico/a m/f

scientist

[ˈsaɪəntɪst] n (gen)scientifique mf; (eminent)savant(e) m/f
She's a scientist → C'est une scientifique.
He trained as a scientist
BUT Il a une formation scientifique.sci-fi [ˈsaɪfaɪ] (=science fiction)
nSF f(= science-fiction)
modif [film, novel, writer, magazine] → de SF

scientist

n(Natur)wissenschaftler(in) m(f)

scientist

[ˈsaɪəntɪst] nscienziato/a

science

(ˈsaiəns) noun
1. knowledge gained by observation and experiment.
2. a branch of such knowledge eg biology, chemistry, physics etc.
3. these sciences considered as a whole. My daughter prefers science to languages.
ˌscienˈtific (-ˈti-) adjective
1. of science. scientific dis-coveries.
2. (negative unscientific) following the rules of science. scientific methods.
ˌscienˈtifically (-ˈti-) adverb
ˈscientist noun
a person who studies one or more branches of science.
science fiction abbreviation ( sci-fi)
stories dealing with future times on Earth or in space.

scientist

عَالِم vědec videnskabsmand Wissenschaftler επιστήμονας científico tiedemies scientifique znanstvenik scienziato 科学者 과학자 wetenschapper forsker naukowiec cientista ученый forskare นักวิทยาศาสตร์ bilim insanı nhà khoa học 科学家

scientist

n científico -ca mf
References in classic literature ?
Dave's just an all-round genius-- a genius of the first water, gentlemen; a great scientist running to seed here in this village, a prophet with the kind of honor that prophets generally get at home--for here they don't give shucks for his scientifics, and they call his skull a notion factory--hey, Dave, ain't it so?
And the personality of the veteran scientist made so vivid a picture upon the mind of the impressionable young Bell that the grand passion of science became henceforth the master-motif of his life.
Seward, humanitarian and medico-jurist as well as scientist, will deem it a moral duty to deal with me as one to be considered as under exceptional circumstances.
Then, 'Remarkable Behaviour of an Eminent Scientist,' I heard the Editor say, thinking (after his wont) in headlines.
I hardly understand you," replied the scientist, with a cold intensity of manner.
My friend took the lady's ungloved hand, and examined it with as close an attention and as little sentiment as a scientist would show to a specimen.
Finally a certain female scientist announced the fact that she had discovered a method whereby eggs might be fertilized by chemical means after they were laid--all true reptiles, you know, are hatched from eggs.
I have discussed the question with a noted Martian scientist, a friend of mine; but his theories are still only theories.
So quietly had their plans been made that not a friend was at the train to bid them farewell--the scientist felt that he could not bear the strain of attempting explanations at this time.
She is the daughter of Sir Meyville Worth, the great scientist.
McArdle had just been studying the matter with the aid of our tame scientist at the office, and he picked from his desk two of those many-coloured spectral bands which bear a general resemblance to the hat-ribbons of some young and ambitious cricket club.
The Commissioner, ascetic-looking, an Oxford graduate, narrow- shouldered and elderly, tired-eyed and bespectacled like the scholar he was, like the scientist he was, shrugged his shoulders.

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