What does scientist mean?

Definitions for scientist
ˈsaɪ ən tɪstsci·en·tist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scientistnoun

    a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences

Wiktionary

  1. scientistnoun

    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. Scientistnoun

    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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    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. Karen UhlenbeckErin Cech:

    This points to this being an issue about STEM employment specifically and not full time in employment in general. If it was an issue of people not being able to manage new parenthood and working full time, we wouldn't see that kind of attrition, there's a cultural expectation in STEM that if you have responsibilities outside of your full-time work, you aren't as committed a scientist.

  2. Hamish Bond:

    In terms of an outside view, I guess it's a given, hamish Bond and Eric Murray have won 60-something races in a row and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to put pretty short odds on Hamish Bond and Eric Murray winning the next race.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When you speak with a Scientist about the glass being half-full and half-empty, she/he says that it's a SWAG (Scientific Wild Assumption Guess) based on only visual observation but not substantiated by any experimental data; and therefore it must be inaccurate. She/he will suggests that you (a) mark the glass at the bottom of the meniscus of the content, (b) pour the content into a bigger glass, (c) fill the empty glass with fresh content up to the mark, (d) add the original content back in, (e) note whether or not the combined content overflows the lip of the glass, (f) conclude that either the glass was more than half full if it overflows, or it was more than half-empty if it doesn't reach the top, (g) conclude that it was either half-full or half-empty only if it neither overflows nor fails to reach the top. Just a word of caution: Don't be surprised if the scientist, doesn't matter she or he, after all that "discussion" asks you "Now, what was your question again?

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When you speak with a Scientist about the glass being half-full and half-empty, she/he says that it's a SWAG (Scientific Wild Assumption Guess) based on only visual observation but not substantiated by any experimental data; and therefore it must be inaccurate. She/he will suggest that you do the following: (a) mark the glass at the bottom of the meniscus of the content, (b) pour the content into a bigger glass, (c) fill the empty glass with fresh content up to the mark, (d) add the original content back in, (e) note whether or not the combined content overflows the lip of the glass, (f) conclude that either the glass was more than half full if it overflows, or it was more than half-empty if it doesn't reach the top, (g) conclude that it was either half-full or half-empty only if it neither overflows nor fails to reach the top. Just a word of caution: Don't be surprised if the scientist, doesn't matter she or he, after all that "scientific discussion" asks you: "Now, what was your question again?

  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, "Dans les champs de l'observation le hasard ne favorise que les esprits préparés.' meaning 'In the field of observations, chance favors theprepared mind.' So, you must keep your mind alert, sharp and well prepared at all times, 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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