scientist

[ sahy-uh n-tist ]
/ ˈsaɪ ən tɪst /

noun

an expert in science, especially one of the physical or natural sciences.

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Origin of scientist

1825–35; < Latin scient(ia) science + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM scientist

non·sci·en·tist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for scientist (1 of 2)

scientist
/ (ˈsaɪəntɪst) /

noun

a person who studies or practises any of the sciences or who uses scientific methods

British Dictionary definitions for scientist (2 of 2)

Scientist
/ (ˈsaɪəntɪst) /

noun

Christian Science Christ as supreme spiritual healer
short for Christian ScientistSee Christian Scientist
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