physicist

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noun phys·i·cist \ˈfi-zə-sist, ˈfiz-sist\

Definition of physicist

  1. 1 :  a specialist in physics

  2. 2 archaic :  a person skilled in natural science

Circa 1840

First Known Use of physicist

circa 1840


PHYSICIST Defined for English Language Learners

physicist

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noun phys·i·cist \ˈfi-zə-sist, ˈfiz-sist\

Definition of physicist for English Language Learners

  • : a scientist who studies or is a specialist in physics


PHYSICIST Defined for Kids

physicist

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noun phys·i·cist \ˈfi-zə-səst\

Definition of physicist for Students

  1. :  a person specializing in physics


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physicist

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noun phys·i·cist \ˈfiz-(ə-)səst\

Medical Definition of physicist

  1. :  a specialist in physics


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