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A scientist who specializes in physics.
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(General Physics) a person versed in or studying physics
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(ˈfɪz ə sɪst)

a scientist who specializes in physics.
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1. 'physician'

A physician is a doctor, especially one who treats illnesses or injuries using medicine rather than surgery. Physician is a formal or old-fashioned word.

...a highly respected Victorian physician and surgeon.
2. 'physicist'

A physicist is a person who studies physics or does research connected with physics.

...a nuclear physicist.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.physicist - a scientist trained in physicsphysicist - a scientist trained in physics  
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
acoustician - a physicist who specializes in acoustics
astronomer, uranologist, stargazer - a physicist who studies astronomy
biophysicist - a physicist who applies the methods of physics to biology
nuclear physicist - a physicist who specializes in nuclear physics
scientist - a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
Charles Hard Townes, Charles Townes, Townes - United States physicist who developed the laser and maser principles for producing high-intensity radiation (1915-)
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[ˈfɪzɪsɪst] Nfísico/a m/f
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[ˈfɪzɪsɪst] nphysicien(ne) m/f
He's a physicist → Il est physicien.
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nPhysiker(in) m(f)
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[ˈfɪzɪsɪst] nfisico
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(ˈfiziks) noun singular
the study of natural phenomena such as heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism etc but not usually chemistry or biology. Physics is his main subject at university.
ˈphysicist (-sist) noun
a person who studies, or is an expert in, physics.
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فِيزْيَائِي fyzik fysiker Physiker φυσικός físico fyysikko physicien fizičar fisico 物理学者 물리학자 fysicus fysiker fizyk físico физик fysiker นักฟิสิกส์ fizikçi nhà vật lý 物理学家
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References in classic literature ?
Even when a treatise on medicine or natural science is brought out in verse, the name of poet is by custom given to the author; and yet Homer and Empedocles have nothing in common but the metre, so that it would be right to call the one poet, the other physicist rather than poet.
"He is speculating in railways," said Lord Wilmore, "and as he is an expert chemist and physicist, he has invented a new system of telegraphy, which he is seeking to bring to perfection."
That was why I became a physicist. The life in me to-day is just as curious as it was in my boyhood, and it's the being curious that makes life worth living."
Did not an immortal physicist and interpreter of hieroglyphs write detestable verses?
Meanwhile the physicists, especially Einstein and other exponents of the theory of relativity, have been making "matter" less and less material.
"Supersymmetry was this dominant paradigm for 30 years because it was so beautiful, and it was so perfect," says theoretical physicist Nathaniel Craig of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Washington, January 26 ( ANI ): Two American physicists have revealed the contribution of a little known Austrian physicist, Friedrich Hasenohrl, to uncovering a precursor to Einstein famous equation E=mc2.
A health physicist at a nuclear power reactor may regularly review data related to radiation levels.
LEE SMOLIN became a physicist in the 1970s amid heady expectations that the field was on the verge of breakthrough insights into how the universe works.
At a time when more nuclear physicists are needed to develop technologies for homeland security and meet expected growth in the nuclear power industry, the nation's universities are producing fewer of these researchers, cautions Ed Hartouni, a physicist at California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Nancy Thorndike Greenspan's The End Of The Certain World: The Life And Science Of Max Born, The Nobel Physicist Who Ignited The Quantum Revolution (0738206938, $26.95) tells of a physicist forced to emigrate to England when the Nazis took over--and found his pacifist nature compromised when he discovered his findings had helped the developers of the atom bomb.
One of his traveling companions described him as an "intuitive physicist" whose speculative imagination is so vast that it senses great natural laws long before the reasoning faculty grasps and defines them.