What does scientist mean?

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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. Nick Pope:

    Scientific advice should be sought when necessary for instance, if a soil sample needs to be checked for radioactivity, but one doesnt need to be a scientist, or even adopt a scientific methodology, to interview a witness, cross-check with information about flight paths and find out, say, that at the time and location of a particular UFO sighting, the Goodyear blimp was in the area.

  2. Jen:

    To be a prized scientist you have to be good at science, to be a mathematician, you have to be good at math, to be a Pulitzer prize winner, you'd have to my excellent at writing, but to be a famous person in history, learning history will get you nowhere." -Anonymous

  3. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist, and there are those who said it's the character. They are wrong : it is the willpower.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We often hear the phrases like "Universe sending messages" or "Serendipity" whenever people describe an unexpected life-changing event, or an invention that happened unexpectedly as a totally unintended consequence of otherwise normal course of actions. As a Scientist, I do think that no new invention happens by either best design of experiments or coincidental chance taken alone. A deeper analysis always reveals that any notable invention is often the result of a synergistic meeting of statistical probability with well planned strategy, i. e. it's a combination of uncertainty with certainty that occurs at right time in right place. As Louis Pasteur said it correctly, Chance always favors only the prepared mind. So in my view, you must keep your mind alert, sharp and well prepared at all times while working on your goals, because you never know when Serendipity would visit you, or when Universe would tap on your shoulder to give you the serendipitous signs. Only your prepared mind would enable you to welcome wonderful Serendipity in your life, and understand the subtle signs sent to you by Universe.

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