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archaeologist

or ar·che·ol·o·gist

[ahr-kee-ol-uh-jist]
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noun
  1. a specialist in archaeology, the scientific study of prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, etc.
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Origin of archaeologist

archeology

[ahr-kee-ol-uh-jee]
noun
  1. archaeology.
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Related formsar·che·o·log·i·cal [ahr-kee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɑr ki əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, ar·che·o·log·ic, adjectivear·che·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbar·che·ol·o·gist, noun
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Examples from the Web for archeologist

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  • It was published in 1911 by the Japanese archeologist, Mr. Taki.

    Chinese Painters

    Raphael Petrucci

  • Her father was an archeologist, I believe, and it runs in the family.

  • We have an archeologist, a naturalist, and a cyberneticist coming.

  • "I don't know what the final stage may be," the archeologist answered.

    Planet of the Gods

    Robert Moore Williams

  • Usher, the archeologist, looked suddenly at him, then looked at Thulon.

    Planet of the Gods

    Robert Moore Williams


British Dictionary definitions for archeologist

archeology

noun
  1. a variant spelling of archaeology
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Word Origin and History for archeologist

n.

alternative spelling of archaeologist. Also see ae.

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archeology

n.

alternative spelling of archaeology. Also see ae.

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archaeologist

n.

1824; see archaeology + -ist.

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