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

Definition of experimentalist

: one who experiments specifically : a person conducting scientific experiments

Examples of experimentalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most poignant objector to TikTok pressures may be FKA Twigs, an experimentalist in the vein of the MTV auteur Björk. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 15 June 2022 After a few years in quarantine spent learning to grow kale and hypothesizing about the end of the world, Australia’s leading electronic experimentalist and alt-pop crusader is back with another expressive, expansive and exotic collection of sounds. Kat Bein, Billboard, 20 May 2022 Following her 2021 sophomore album Reflection, the UK club experimentalist has taken on a new alias, Whatever The Weather, and an album of the same name for Ghostly International. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 4 Feb. 2022 Daredevil experimentalist Elizabeth Streb swings on a giant hamster wheel, her trademark apparatus. Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2022 My grandmother, at 44, had earned a reputation as a tough and meticulous experimentalist. Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2021 More influences are on a playlist Lange has been sharing with fans and interviewers that features Prince, the British post-disco band iLevel, and the prolific American experimentalist Laraaji. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 25 Oct. 2021 The training and the culture of a plasma physics experimentalist is very different from that of a planetary scientist. Adam Frank, Scientific American, 21 July 2021 Aephraim Steinberg, an experimentalist at the University of Toronto, who is a colleague of Krenn’s but has not worked on these projects, is impressed by what the AI found. Anil Ananthaswamy, Scientific American, 2 July 2021 See More

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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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28 Jun 2022

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“Experimentalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/experimentalist. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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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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