What does scientist mean?

Definitions for scientist
ˈsaɪ ən tɪstsci·en·tist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scientist(noun)

    a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences

Wiktionary

  1. scientist(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: stem scientia with suffix -ist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scientist(noun)

    one learned in science; a scientific investigator; one devoted to scientific study; a savant

Freebase

  1. Scientist

    A scientist, in a broad sense, is 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 restricted use of the word. Scientists perform research toward a more comprehensive understanding of nature, including physical, mathematical and social realms. Philosophy can be seen as a distinct activity, which is aimed towards a more comprehensive understanding of intangible aspects of reality and experience that cannot be physically measured. Scientists are also distinct from engineers, those who design, build and maintain devices for particular situations. When science is done with a goal toward practical utility, it is called applied science. An applied scientist may not be designing something in particular, but rather is conducting research with the aim of developing new technologies and practical methods. When science is done with an inclusion of intangible aspects of reality it is called natural philosophy.

Editors Contribution

  1. scientist

    A person with the specific and accurate ability, experience, knowledge, qualification, training, role and responsibility for a specific element of science and an accurate job title and job person specification.

    Scientists vary in a range of industries across the world and are all respected.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'scientist' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4382

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'scientist' in Nouns Frequency: #836

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scientist in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scientist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of scientist in a Sentence

  1. Sarah Palin:

    Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am, he’s a kids’ show actor. He’s not a scientist.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    Ask many of these candidates about climate change, one of the defining threats of our time, and they'll say: 'I'm not a scientist,' well, then, why don't they start listening to those who are?

  3. Dimitri Christakis:

    Most Americans do believe that there is a link between screen violence and real world aggression, but they don’t think it affects them or their children - only others. In addition, the media itself often portrays the issue as being contentious, whereas in fact hundreds of studies and several large meta-analyses have shown that there is a definitive( albeit small to moderate) link between virtual violence and real world aggression. It is always possible to find a dissenting scientist( think climate change), but the truth is for the vast majority of researchers, this is settled science.

  4. James Allison:

    I'm a basic scientist. I did not get into these studies to try to cure cancer. I got into them because I wanted to know how T cells work.

  5. Sarah Noble:

    As a lunar scientist, Im very excited about the science we can do on the moon, our current plan is to hit the moon so we can move on and hit Mars.

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