scientist

noun sci·en·tist \ ˈsī-ən-tist \

Definition of scientist

1 :a person learned in science and especially natural science :a scientific investigator
2 capitalized :christian scientist

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Origin and Etymology of scientist

Latin scientia



SCIENTIST Defined for English Language Learners

scientist

noun

Definition of scientist for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is trained in a science and whose job involves doing scientific research or solving scientific problems


SCIENTIST Defined for Kids

scientist

noun sci·en·tist \ ˈsī-ən-təst \

Definition of scientist for Students

:a person who studies, specializes in, or investigates a field of science and does scientific work

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scientist

noun sci·en·tist \ ˈsī-ənt-əst \

medical Definition of scientist

:a person learned in science and especially natural science :a scientific investigator

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