scientist

A scientist is a person with some kind of knowledge or expertise in any of the sciences, like biology or chemistry. See that guy in the white lab coat wearing pocket protectors and experimenting with chemicals? He’s definitely a scientist.

The word science comes from the Latin, scientia, which means "knowledge." The sciences are branches of knowledge about the world that derive from repeated experiments. A scientist is any person with an interest in the sciences, from amateurs to professionals. A curious high school student interested in seeing what happens when he slips vinegar into his best friend's can of soda could be considered a kind of scientist!

Definitions of scientist
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n a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences

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cosmographer, cosmographist
a scientist knowledgeable about cosmography
bibliotist
someone who engages in bibliotics
biologist, life scientist
(biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
chemist
a scientist who specializes in chemistry
cognitive scientist
a scientist who studies cognitive processes
computer scientist
a scientist who specializes in the theory of computation and the design of computers
geologist
a specialist in geology
linguist, linguistic scientist
a specialist in linguistics
mathematician
a person skilled in mathematics
medical scientist
a scientist who studies disease processes
microscopist
a scientist who specializes in research with the use of microscopes
mineralogist
a scientist trained in mineralogy
oceanographer
a scientist who studies physical and biological aspects of the seas
fossilist, palaeontologist, paleontologist
a specialist in paleontology
physicist
a scientist trained in physics
PI, principal investigator
the scientist in charge of an experiment or research project
psychologist
a scientist trained in psychology
radiologic technologist
a scientist trained in radiological technology
investigator, research worker, researcher
a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
social scientist
someone expert in the study of human society and its personal relationships
behaviorist, behaviourist
a psychologist who subscribes to behaviorism
experimenter
a research worker who conducts experiments
acoustician
a physicist who specializes in acoustics
algebraist
a mathematician whose specialty is algebra
anthropologist
a social scientist who specializes in anthropology
arithmetician
someone who specializes in arithmetic
astronomer, stargazer, uranologist
a physicist who studies astronomy
bacteriologist
a biologist who studies bacteria
biochemist
someone with special training in biochemistry
biophysicist
a physicist who applies the methods of physics to biology
boffin
(British slang) a scientist or technician engaged in military research
botanist, phytologist, plant scientist
a biologist specializing in the study of plants
cognitive neuroscientist
a cognitive scientist who studies the neurophysiological foundations of mental phenomena
computational linguist
someone trained in computer science and linguistics who uses computers for natural language processing
cytologist
a biologist who studies the structure and function of cells
ecologist
a biologist who studies the relation between organisms and their environment
economic expert, economist
an expert in the science of economics
epidemiologist
a medical scientist who studies the transmission and control of epidemic diseases
fieldworker
a researcher who works in the field
geneticist
a biologist who specializes in genetics
geometer, geometrician
a mathematician specializing in geometry
geophysicist
a geologist who uses physical principles to study the properties of the earth
grammarian, syntactician
a linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax
Hebraist
linguist specializing in the Hebrew language
hydrologist
a geologist skilled in hydrology
hypnotiser, hypnotist, hypnotizer, mesmerist, mesmerizer
a person who induces hypnosis
immunologist
a medical scientist who specializes in immunology
lexicographer, lexicologist
a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language
microbiologist
a specialist in microbiology
molecular biologist
a biologist who studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life
natural scientist, naturalist
a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
neurobiologist
a specialist in neurobiology
neurolinguist
someone trained in neuroscience and linguistics who studies brain processes during language production and reception
nuclear chemist, radiochemist
a chemist who specializes in nuclear chemistry
nuclear physicist
a physicist who specializes in nuclear physics
number theorist
a mathematician specializing in number theory
parapsychologist
someone who studies the evidence for such psychological phenomena as psychokinesis and telepathy and clairvoyance
penologist
a person who studies the theory and practice of prison management
oil geologist, petroleum geologist
a specialist in petroleum geology
phonetician
a specialist in phonetics
phonologist
a specialist in phonology
physiologist
a biologist specializing in physiology
phytochemist
a chemist who specializes in the chemistry of plants
political scientist
a social scientist specializing in the study of government
post doc, postdoc
a scholar or researcher who is involved in academic study beyond the level of a doctoral degree
probability theorist
a mathematician who specializes in probability theory
psycholinguist
a person (usually a psychologist but sometimes a linguist) who studies the psychological basis of human language
psychophysicist
a psychologist trained in psychophysics
radiobiologist
a biologist who studies the effects of radiation on living organisms
semanticist, semiotician
a specialist in the study of meaning
serologist
a medical scientist who specializes in serology
sociobiologist
a biologist who studies the biological determinants of social behavior
sociolinguist
a linguist who studies the social and cultural factors that influence linguistic communication
sociologist
a social scientist who studies the institutions and development of human society
mathematical statistician, statistician
a mathematician who specializes in statistics
systematist, taxonomer, taxonomist
a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior
toxicologist
one who studies the nature and effects of poisons and their treatment
trigonometrician
a mathematician specializing in trigonometry
vivisectionist
a biologist who cuts open live animals for research
animal scientist, zoologist
a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals
Charles Hard Townes, Charles Townes, Townes
United States physicist who developed the laser and maser principles for producing high-intensity radiation (1915-)
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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