physicist

noun
phys·​i·​cist | \ ˈfi-zə-sist How to pronounce physicist (audio) , ˈfiz-sist \

Definition of physicist

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

Examples of physicist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Quantum physicist Mario Krenn remembers sitting in a café in Vienna in early 2016, poring over computer printouts, trying to make sense of what MELVIN had found. Anil Ananthaswamy, Scientific American, 2 July 2021 Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, one of the commission’s more skeptical members, added his own appendix to their report, asking for greater transparency from NASA and a more realistic assessment of space travel’s risks. Washington Post, 20 June 2021 The technology, invented by American physicist Chester Carlson in the 1940s, completely streamlined the animation process, and ultimately saved Disney’s beloved animation department. Gia Yetikyel, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 June 2021 The one-page handwritten letter in German to Polish American physicist Ludwik Silberstein is dated Oct. 26, 1946. NBC News, 22 May 2021 The one-page handwritten letter in German to Polish American physicist Ludwik Silberstein is dated Oct. 26, 1946. CBS News, 22 May 2021 The one-page handwritten letter in German to Polish American physicist Ludwik Silberstein is dated Oct. 26, 1946. Chron, 21 May 2021 Some have hypothesized that SN 1054 (as it is now known) was a new, rare type of supernova first described by a physicist some 40 years ago. Jennifer Ouellette, Wired, 29 June 2021 Joanna Harper, a transwoman who worked as a medical physicist and transitioned in middle age, noticed a personal loss of running speed post-transition of around 10 percent. Nicola Williams, National Review, 24 June 2021

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First Known Use of physicist

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jul 2021

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“Physicist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physicist. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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physicist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of physicist

: a scientist who studies or is a specialist in physics

physicist

noun
phys·​i·​cist | \ ˈfi-zə-səst How to pronounce physicist (audio) \

Kids Definition of physicist

: a person specializing in physics

physicist

noun
phys·​i·​cist | \ ˈfiz-(ə-)səst How to pronounce physicist (audio) \

Medical Definition of physicist

: a specialist in physics

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