Definitions for: Scientist


[n] a person with advanced knowledge of one of more sciences



Webster (1913) Definition: Sci"en*tist, n.
One learned in science; a scientific investigator; one
devoted to scientific study; a savant. [Recent]

Note: Twenty years ago I ventured to propose one [a name for
the class of men who give their lives to scientific
study] which has been slowly finding its way to general
adoption; and the word scientist, though scarcely
euphonious, has gradually assumed its place in our
vocabulary. --B. A. Gould (Address, 1869).

Synonyms: man of science

See Also: Bacon, Benjamin Franklin, bibliotist, biologist, chemist, cognitive scientist, computer scientist, cosmographer, cosmographist, fossilist, Francis Galton, Franklin, Galton, geologist, Harvey, Hooke, intellect, intellectual, investigator, life scientist, linguist, linguistic scientist, mathematician, medical scientist, microscopist, mineralogist, oceanographer, palaeontologist, paleontologist, physicist, PI, principal investigator, psychologist, radiologic technologist, research worker, researcher, Robert Hooke, Roger Bacon, seismologist, Sir Francis Galton, social scientist, William Harvey

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