the·​o·​rist | \ ˈthē-ə-rist How to pronounce theorist (audio) , ˈthir-ist \

Definition of theorist

: a person who theorizes

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Recent Examples on the Web Buzzard, a number theorist and professor of pure mathematics at Imperial College London, wants to create a new type of mathematics dedicated to new, modern modern mathematics: the computerization of proofs. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "What If All Published Math Is ... Wrong?," 27 Sep. 2019 Those bare feet, said theorists, who noted some cultures bury their dead without shoes. Saleah Blancaflor,, "The Beatles' Abbey Road Photograph Turns 50 — Everything to Know About the Iconic Snap," 8 Aug. 2019 Yep, Brett Gelman, who plays your favorite conspiracy theorist Murray Bauman, also appeared in one episode of The Office, back in 2012 as the magician. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Murray Bauman from "Stranger Things" Was In an Episode of "The Office"," 26 July 2019 The conspiracy theorist claimed in his blog and book that the massacre never happened and accused the father of fabricating a death certificate. Krista Kafer, The Denver Post, "Kafer: The internet has changed our lives for the better too," 25 Oct. 2019 The game theorist Julian Küchlich even coined a portmanteau, playbor, to describe the fusion of work and leisure in contemporary life. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "Video Games Are Better Without Game-Play," 22 Oct. 2019 Then, Jost mentioned the conservative conspiracy theorist who raised the possibility this week that Warren, 70 years old and married for 39 years, was having an affair with a 24-year-old Marine., "her dismissal of big-dollar donations," 6 Oct. 2019 On Infowars, the website started by the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the impeachment news appeared below a story about Mattel’s new line of gender-neutral dolls. Kevin Roose, New York Times, "Brace Yourself for the Internet Impeachment," 26 Sep. 2019 When radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the founder of InfoWars, got kicked off of multiple social media platforms last year, Salinas came to his defense. Marina Starleaf Riker,, "Far-right groups gain mainstream momentum in crusade against anti-fascist movement," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of theorist

1646, in the meaning defined above

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“Theorist.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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: a person who forms theories about something

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