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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 of scientist
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin scient(ia) science + -ist
Related forms
nonscientist, noun
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  • I make an attempt to find the scientist and venture a question.

  • But now they were only two—the artist and the scientist being immune to shame.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • The scientist had been caught in the Singapore hotel room by Ko and company, but had fought his way clear.

    The Caves of Fear John Blaine
  • Do you think any scientist today could figure out how it worked?

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  • I cant move the airship alone, thought the scientist, and it would hardly be safe to do so in the darkness.

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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