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. Tony Hunter:

    Coussens said. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS One scientist that has helped change the landscape for the treatment of cancer is molecular cell biologist Dr. Tony Hunter, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, who discovered a cellular process that has helped produce 26 approved drugs for cancer treatment. Were interested in how cancer cells differ from normal cells and in particular how the internal signaling pathways differ and how potentially one can exploit differences to develop new types of therapy.

  2. Peter Navarro:

    My qualifications in terms of looking at the science is that I'm a social scientist.

  3. Spencer Kelly:

    Ask a scientist, they will tell you language doesn’t exist.

  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 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?

  5. Saad Omer:

    As a scientist, I'm super excited about the new technology, but if you think about this from a policy perspective, it's good to spread your risk.

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