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.

  2. 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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British National Corpus

  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. 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.

  2. Though Cara:

    Cara said. (SWNS.com) But the family loves her unique look and have nicknamed her 'Einstein 2.0' after the scientist, whose shock of static white hair is also rumored to have been caused by UHS. In the end we just gave up and dressed her up as Albert Einstein for Halloween.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    (The Pope) is not a scientist, he admits that. He doesn't claim to be a politician, what he claims to be is a spiritual leader, and he's challenging us, and I think it's a good thing.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We often hear that nothing is certain in this world, except Death and Taxes. This line is so old, because it was written more than two centuries ago by Benjamin Franklin, in his letter (dated November 13, 1789) to fellow Scientist friend Jean-Baptiste Leroy. Benjamin Franklin wrote in French: “….dans ce monde, il n’y a rien d’assure que la mort et les impôts.” This can be translated as “….in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” It's really amazing that this statement by Benjamin Franklin is still valid, very well-accepted and so well-utilized even today, more than 225 years later. - Deo.

  5. Jessica Meir:

    Doing science on the International Space Station is absolutely a dream come true for a scientist turned astronaut like me, imagine a place where every person and everything is living in a totally different environment than here on Earth.

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