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 (thē′ər-ĭst, thîr′ĭst)
One who theorizes; a theoretician.
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the originator of a theory; a person who is concerned with theory; a theoretician
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(ˈθi ər ɪst, ˈθɪər-)

1. a person who theorizes.
2. a person who deals mainly with the theory of a subject.
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a person who forms theories or who specializes in the theory of a particular subject.
See also: Ideas, Learning
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.theorist - someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
science, scientific discipline - a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics"
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
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[ˈθɪərɪst] nteorico/a
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(ˈθiəri) plural ˈtheories noun
1. an idea or explanation which has not yet been proved to be correct. There are many theories about the origin of life; In theory, I agree with you, but it would not work in practice.
2. the main principles and ideas in an art, science etc as opposed to the practice of actually doing it. A musician has to study both the theory and practice of music.
ˌtheoˈretical (-ˈreti-) adjective
ˌtheoˈretically (-ˈreti-)
ˈtheorize, ˈtheorise verb
to make theories. He did not know what had happened, so he could only theorize about it.
ˈtheorist noun
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The first party consisted of Pfuel and his adherents- military theorists who believed in a science of war with immutable laws- laws of oblique movements, outflankings, and so forth.
It must always remain the great curiosity of history--a whim, a fantasy, an apparition, a thing unexpected and undreamed; and it should serve as a warning to those rash political theorists of to-day who speak with certitude of social processes.
While there's life there's hope is a conviction not so entirely unknown to the "betrayed" as some amiable theorists would have us believe.
Some few of the more advanced and inveterate theorists set themselves again to work upon calculations regarding the laws of projectiles.
Some of these theorists have been pleased to declare it as their favourite notion that this inundation is caused by high winds which stop the current, and so force the water to rise above its banks, and spread over all Egypt.
Only man could have placed that collar there, and as no race of Martians of which we knew aught ever had attempted to domesticate the ferocious apt, he must belong to a people of the north of whose very existence we were ignorant--possibly to the fabled yellow men of Barsoom; that once powerful race which was supposed to be extinct, though sometimes, by theorists, thought still to exist in the frozen north.
You and Sir Oracle are nothing but cold-blooded theorists. Gilbert, JUST look at him!
The telephone current is a phenomenon of the ether, say the theorists. But what is ether?
A freezing politeness, a strict fidelity to government principles, a profound contempt for theories and theorists, a deep-seated hatred of ideality, -- these were the elements of private and public life displayed by M.
It never occurred to either of these impractical theorists to call aloud on the chance of attracting their friends' attention.
Each of his "Lives" is a refutation to the despondency and cowardice of our religious and political theorists. A wild courage, a Stoicism not of the schools but of the blood, shines in every anecdote, and has given that book its immense fame.
However persistently the epicene theorists of modern times may deny it, it is nevertheless a truth plainly visible in the whole past history of the sexes that the natural condition of a woman is to find her master in a man.