physicist

noun phys·i·cist \ ˈfi-zə-sist , ˈfiz-sist \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of physicist

1 : a specialist in physics
2 archaic : a person skilled in natural science

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First Known Use of physicist

circa 1840

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PHYSICIST Defined for English Language Learners

physicist

Definition of physicist for English Language Learners

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


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physicist

noun phys·i·cist \ ˈfi-zə-səst \

Definition of physicist for Students

: a person specializing in physics

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physicist

noun phys·i·cist \ ˈfiz-(ə-)səst \

medical Definition of physicist

: a specialist in physics

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