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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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  • If one were not a scientist one might be tempted to say there is no progress.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Kingozi stirred uneasily, turning his eyes in the direction of the scientist.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • A mineral that gives off heat and stimulates the organ that a scientist is a fool with.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • Von Holzen was only a scientist, a fact of which he assured his colleagues repeatedly.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • Then a scientist in any field knew something of the science in all fields.

    City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
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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