theorist

[ thee-er-ist, theer- ]
/ ˈθi ər ɪst, ˈθɪər- /

noun

a person who theorizes.
a person who deals mainly with the theory of a subject: a theorist in medical research.

Nearby words

  1. theoretical,
  2. theoretical arithmetic,
  3. theoretically,
  4. theoretician,
  5. theoretics,
  6. theorize,
  7. theory,
  8. theory of equations,
  9. theory of everything,
  10. theory of games

Origin of theorist

First recorded in 1585–95; theor(y) + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for theorist

theorist

/ (ˈθɪəˌrɪst) /

noun

the originator of a theory; a person who is concerned with theory; a theoretician
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Word Origin and History for theorist

theorist

n.

1590s; see theory + -ist.

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