ex·​per·​i·​men·​tal·​ist | \ik-ˌsper-ə-ˈmen-tə-ləst also -ˌspir- \

Definition of experimentalist 

: one who experiments specifically : a person conducting scientific experiments

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For the classicist, there is Brandon Maxwell’s Texan shirtdress; for the experimentalist, Sacai’s pleated-front top. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Living Coral Is the Pantone Color of the Year—Here’s How to Wear It," 7 Dec. 2018 His authorial intrusions, jump cuts and sheer mischief influenced American experimentalists like John Barth and Donald Barthelme. New York Times, "10 New Books We Recommend This Week," 14 June 2018 There have been several experimentalists that claim to have observed the supersolid state, but none of the experiments have been clear enough to make the claim unequivocal. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Bose Einstein condensate may reveal supersolid’s secrets," 28 Nov. 2018 For instance, an experimentalist might create two particles that fly off in opposing directions. George Musser, Scientific American, "What Is Spacetime?," 8 May 2018 Here are two disarming alto saxophonists working in different lanes of modern jazz: Tim Berne, a runic experimentalist with a slippery tone, and Caroline Davis, whose own original music takes the form of carefully threaded, fluent post-bop. New York Times, "14 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in NYC This Weekend," 26 Apr. 2018 Some validate Machado’s reputation as a missing link in the lineage of comic experimentalists running from Laurence Sterne to John Barth. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: The Ungraspable ‘Miracle’ of Machado de Assis," 28 June 2018 On Sunday, June 3, Orindal hosts a showcase at the Landland print shop (1735 N. Ashland) with local singer-songwriter and recent signee Gia Margaret, Tucson experimentalist Karima Walker, and Advance Base. Leor Galil, Chicago Reader, "Prog paragons Cheer-Accident drop an album that contains multitudes," 29 May 2018 For a theorist, an observer or an experimentalist, dark matter is a promising target for research. Lisa Randall, Scientific American, "What Is Dark Matter?," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of experimentalist

1762, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for experimentalist

experimental + -ist entry 1

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ex·​per·​i·​men·​tal·​ist | \-ᵊl-əst \

Medical Definition of experimentalist 

: a person conducting scientific experiments

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