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scientist

Definition:

a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences

Class:

person noun (people)

Related to:

science

Plural:

scientists

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Coined by William Whewell in 1833 as a more precise substite for the term...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Scientist

one engaging in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge. In a more restricted sense, a scientist is an individual who uses the scientific method. The person may be an expert in one or more areas of science. This article focuses on the more... (43 of 3504 words, 11 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Scientist

Scientist (disambiguation)

a person engaged in science. Scientist may also refer to: The Scientist, a scientific journal about biology | The Scientists, an Australian post-punk band | Scientist (musician), Jamaican dub musician | "The Scientist" (song), a single by Coldplay | ... (35 of 96 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Scientist (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

scientist | Scientist | Christian Scientist [synonym, sense-specific]

a person who studies or practises any of the sciences or who uses scientific methods | [Christian Science] Christ as supreme spiritual healer | short ... (23 of 590 words, 3 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scientist

Wiktionary:

scientist | scientists [plural]

One whose activities make use of the scientific method to answer questions regarding the measurable universe. A scientist may be involved in original research, or make use of the results of the research of others. (35 of 52 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scientist

Oxford Dictionary:

scientist

a person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences (19 of 49 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/scientist

Macmillan British Dictionary:

scientist [countable] | scientists [plural]

someone who is trained in science, especially someone whose job is to do scientific research (15 of 42 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/scientist

Merriam-Webster:

scientist | Scientist [sense-specific]

a person learned in science and especially natural science; a scientific investigator | "Scientist": "christian scientist" (15 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/scientist

New World Dictionary:

scientist

a specialist in science; especially, a person whose profession is investigating in one of the natural sciences, as biology, chemistry, physics, etc. | ... (22 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scientist

American Heritage Dictionary:

scientist

A person having expert knowledge of one or more sciences, especially a natural or physical science. (16 of 19 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scientist

Cambridge Dictionary:

scientist

an expert who studies or works in one of the sciences (11 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/scientist

Random House Dictionary:

scientist

an expert in science, especially one of the physical or natural sciences. (12 of 17 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/scientist

Britannica Encyclopedia:

soul [religion and philosophy]

in religion and philosophy, the immaterial aspect or essence of a human being, that which confers individuality and humanity, often considered to be ... (23 of 854 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/555149​/soul

Columbia Encyclopedia:

soul

the vital, immaterial, life principle, generally conceived as existing within humans and sometimes within all living things, inanimate objects, and ... (20 of 51 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0846001​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

scientist | scientists [plural]

somebody who has scientific training or works in one of the sciences (12 of 28 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702317​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

scientist | scientists [plural]

Origin: Coined by William Whewell in 1833 as a more precise substite for the term natural philosopher. Modeled after artist, from Latin stem scientia ("knowledge") with the suffix -ist.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scientist

Online Etymology:

scientist

First use: 1834

Origin: coined from Latin scientia by the Reverend William Whewell (1794-1866), English polymath, by analogy with "artist".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=scientist

Merriam-Webster:

scientist | Scientist [sense-specific]

First use: 1834

Origin: Latin scientia

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/scientist

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

scientist | Scientist

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scientist"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scientist

Macmillan British Dictionary:

scientist [countable] | scientists [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "scientist"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/scientist

Macmillan American Dictionary:

scientist [countable] | scientists [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "scientist"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/scientist

Cambridge Dictionary:

scientist

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "scientist"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "scientist"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/scientist

the Free Dictionary:

scientist

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "scientist"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "scientist"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "scientist" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/scientist

Google Dictionary:

scientist | scientists [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "scientist"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=scientist

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

scientist

Audio: North American pronunciation of "scientist"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=scient​05 word=scientist

YourDictionary Audio:

scientist

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scientist" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scientist

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