American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who theorizes; a theoretician.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who forms theories; one given to theory and speculation; a speculatist. It is often used with the implication of a lack of practical capacity.
- n. someone who constructs theories, especially in the arts or sciences
- n. an expert of some theory (v.)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who forms theories; one given to theory and speculation; a speculatist.
- n. someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
“And the logic of your above argument, Mark -- the Protestants arguably have more basis for claiming that a democratic or otherwise anti-authority theorist is not Protestant in any relevant sense, "given his tradition and basic theological framework.”
“In an argument that will run and run, he seemed to be inverting the wisdom of a social theorist from a previous age: the message is not only about the medium.”
“Getting hired as a mathematical theorist is not worth much if your publication prospects are poor.”
“In that realm, a number theorist is not welcome to publish on high-energy physics, and a biochemist is not often invited to a conference of economists — however much their tangential perspectives on the topic might possibly stimulate new thinking.”
“On the other hand, he asks why the queer theorist is himself or herself never undone by desire, why desire is only disruptive for everyone else.”
“He was essentially a 'theorist' -- that word now of so much sanctity, formerly an epithet of contempt.”
“He was essentially a "theorist" -- that word now of so much sanctity, formerly an epithet of contempt.”
“It’s still funny that a conspiracy theorist is telling others that they believe is crazy or wrong.”
“As many of you know I do love coming up with crazy complex theories but what I have learned as a theorist is that LOST’s greatness is its simplicity.”
“The propagandist is nothing without the theorist, but the theorist is also nothing without the propagandist.”
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