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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 ?
His chosen field was physics, and in addition he did much original research and was greatly distinguished as a scientist.
The scientist reasons inductively from the facts of experience.
I'll be Tom scatted if I know," the great man replied, frankly; "you will have to ask the Scientist of the Expedition.
But the Scientist of the Expedition explained that he had been so engrossed with the care of his instruments and the study of his tables that he had found no time to think of it.
I have discussed the question with a noted Martian scientist, a friend of mine; but his theories are still only theories.
Had his fingers found the throat of Professor Maxon beneath the coverlet they would never have released their hold until life had forever left the body of the scientist, but now that the highest tide of the young man's hatred had come and gone he found himself for the first time assailed by doubts.
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.
But now that the latter had ceased, at least for a time, Tom and Ned looked toward the scientist.
This distinguished scientist has expounded his views in a book entitled "Verschwinden und Seine Theorie," which has attracted some attention, "particularly," says one writer, "among the followers of Hegel, and mathematicians who hold to the actual existence of a so- called non-Euclidean space--that is to say, of space which has more dimensions than length, breadth, and thickness--space in which it would be possible to tie a knot in an endless cord and to turn a rubber ball inside out without 'a solution of its continuity,' or in other words, without breaking or cracking it.
Primarily, Jacobus Laningdale was a scientist, and, up to that time, a very obscure scientist, a professor employed in the laboratories of the Health Office of New York City.
had been chartered by a syndicate of wealthy manufacturers, equipped with a laboratory and a staff of scientists, and sent out to search for some natural product which the manufacturers who footed the bills had been importing from South America at an enormous cost.
At this moment a most interesting find was made; a dark object, bedded in the glacial ice, was cut out with the ice-axes, and it proved to be a piece of the undressed skin of some animal--a hair trunk, perhaps; but a close inspection disabled the hair-trunk theory, and further discussion and examination exploded it entirely--that is, in the opinion of all the scientists except the one who had advanced it.

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