ex·​per·​i·​men·​tal·​ist | \ ik-ˌsper-ə-ˈmen-tə-ləst also -ˌspir- How to pronounce experimentalist (audio) \

Definition of experimentalist

: one who experiments specifically : a person conducting scientific experiments

Examples of experimentalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bouju is an experimentalist who has gotten noticed for his eclectic blends, including one bottling made in collaboration with the Falstaffian rapper and travel host Action Bronson. Stephen Heyman, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Road Trip Through Auvergne’s Natural Wineries and Charming Bistros," 11 Nov. 2019 The American experimentalists John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Christian Wolff were paramount influences. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "The Otherworldly Minimalism of Jürg Frey," 29 Oct. 2019 As theorists explore the math underpinning these exotic states, experimentalists have been devising new and better platforms for studying them. Quanta Magazine, "Scientists Discover Exotic New Patterns of Synchronization," 4 Apr. 2019 Jesse Ball is one of our most prolific experimentalists. Alex Gilvarry, New York Times, "A Dying Father, His Son and One Last Road Trip," 25 Apr. 2018 Much to the frustration of impatient experimentalists, however, the mini-brains’ similarity to the real thing only went so far. Quanta Magazine, "Mini-Brains Go Modular," 9 Aug. 2017 This would allow experimentalists to view a spectrum of recoils, corroborating their evidence and potentially allowing them to draw conclusions about WIMP mass, Freese said. Rebecca Boyle, WIRED, "Dark Matter Hunters Are Looking Inside Rocks for New Clues," 13 Jan. 2019 Wu is the Enrico Fermi Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an experimentalist at CERN, the laboratory near Geneva that houses the Large Hadron Collider. Quanta Magazine, "Three Major Physics Discoveries and Counting," 18 July 2018 Given that theoreticians cannot tell the interpretations apart, experimentalists are thinking about how to implement the thought experiment, in the hope of further illuminating the problem. Wired, "A New Quantum Paradox Flags Errors in Our View of Reality," 9 Dec. 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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“Experimentalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/experimentalist. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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ex·​per·​i·​men·​tal·​ist | \ -ᵊl-əst How to pronounce experimentalist (audio) \

Medical Definition of experimentalist

: a person conducting scientific experiments

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