Definitions for chemistˈkɛm ɪst
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a scientist who specializes in chemistry
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a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
A person whose occupation specializes in the science of chemistry, especially at a professional level.
Origin: First attested 1562;, from chimiste, from chimista for earlier alchimista, from الكيمياء, from article al- + χυμεία, from χύμα, from χυμός, from χέω.
a person versed in chemistry or given to chemical investigation; an analyst; a maker or seller of chemicals or drugs
Origin: [Shortened from alchemist; cf. F. chimiste.]
A chemist is a scientist trained in the study of chemistry. Chemists study the composition of matter and its properties such as density and acidity. Chemists carefully describe the properties they study in terms of quantities, with detail on the level of molecules and their component atoms. Chemists carefully measure substance proportions, reaction rates, and other chemical properties. Chemists use this knowledge to learn the composition, and properties of unfamiliar substances, as well as to reproduce and synthesize large quantities of useful naturally occurring substances and create new artificial substances and useful processes. Chemists may specialize in any number of subdisciplines of chemistry. Materials scientists and metallurgists share much of the same education and skills with chemists. The work of chemists is often related to the work of chemical engineers, which are primarily concerned with the proper design, construction and evaluation of the most cost-effective large-scale chemical plants and work closely with industrial chemists on the development of new processes and methods for the commercial-scale manufacture of chemicals and related products.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[Cambridge] Someone who wastes computer time on number-crunching when you'd far rather the machine were doing something more productive, such as working out anagrams of your name or printing Snoopy calendars or running life patterns. May or may not refer to someone who actually studies chemistry.
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Rank popularity for the word 'chemist' in Nouns Frequency: #2649
Translations for chemist
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- química, químicCatalan, Valencian
- Chemikerin, ChemikerGerman
- química, químicoSpanish
- dùileòlaicheScottish Gaelic
- química, químicoGalician
- kémikus, vegyészHungarian
- ķīmiķe, ķīmiķisLatvian
- scheikundige, chemicusDutch
- kjemikarNorwegian Nynorsk
- chimistă, chimistRomanian
- kemičarka, kemičarSerbo-Croatian
- kémičarka, kemikSlovene
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