theoretician

noun
the·​o·​re·​ti·​cian | \ˌthē-ə-rə-ˈti-shən, -re-;ˌthir-ə-\

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And some of the most exciting ideas that theoreticians are coming up with have steadfastly refused to submit to any form of experimental testing. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "How long can a neutron survive outside an atom?," 14 May 2018 How can a theoretician choose a good model in the absence of data? Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Lost in Math," 29 Apr. 2018 Until the early 1970s, few theoreticians fitted such a description—most of them were taking inspiration from the results of experiments. Graham Farmelo, WSJ, "‘Lost in Math’ Review: The Beauty Myth," 22 June 2018 And so is Jeff Goldblum, as everyone’s favorite chaos theoretician. Chris Kaltenbach, baltimoresun.com, "LatinoFest, coin collecting and a patriotic bar crawl — the best of Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week," 17 June 2018 Today, a small team of researchers is announcing that its correspondingly small telescope picked up something that theoreticians had only suggested might exist: a signal produced by the very first stars in our Universe. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Simple telescope picks up hint of the Universe’s first stars, dark matter," 28 Feb. 2018 Baudrillard, for his part, figures only briefly in the novel, as one of Zeke’s many theoretician-fathers, and the passage fittingly concerns the uncanniness of the Polaroid. Michael Friedrich, The New Republic, "Men and Apparitions Dissects A Male Feminist’s Crisis," 9 Apr. 2018 After studying in Jerusalem and later London, Oxman immigrated to the United States in 2005 to study under her mentor, renowned design theoretician Prof. Mike Miller, PEOPLE.com, "5 Things to Know About Brad Pitt’s New MIT Professor Friend, Neri Oxman," 6 Apr. 2018 According to the Herald in a 1996 feature, Thomson was the technician and theoretician. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "Parker Thomson, acclaimed attorney and the man behind the Arsht Center, dies at 85," 4 Nov. 2017

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1886, in the meaning defined above

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