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- n. One who popularizes something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who popularizes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who popularizes, or treats scientific or abstruse subjects in a popular manner. Also spelled populariser. Athenæum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who makes attractive to the general public
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I’d use a geek analogy to Gary Gygax, co-creator and main popularizer of the Dungeons & Dragons game – yay, he created a lasting cultural icon, but then over the next three decades he kept regurgitating the same ideas without, really, much evolution and became less and less relevant.
Yeah, he does great work as a physicist, and he’s tremendously well-known as a popularizer, but I’ve never thought he did the best job of it.
I don't mind being called a popularizer, "he said.
Late one night, as a warm breeze blew through my bedroom window, and only the hum of fans and air conditioners filled the ether, I tuned in to Coast to Coast to hear Brian Greene, the Columbia physicist and science-popularizer extraordinaire, join the program by phone.
Kaku as a physics popularizer seems to be a charlatan, plain and simple.
Despite being really solid physicists (to whom I could probably listen to talk for hours), Charles Liu and Michio Kaku make a few of those misleading, “popularizer”, statements that I just want to point out.
Disabled in a diving accident as a young man and confined to a wheelchair, he had used his intellect and his forceful writing to become the most articulate popularizer of a foreign policy based on the unapologetic deployment of American power.
I was listening to the Science Friday podcast on today's walk -- an interview with Neil DeGrasse Tyson (very nice guy - he has been groomed as the Carl Sagan of our time and is doing a fine job as a popularizer of science).
Not only is Marcus a well-known mathematician, but he is a good popularizer of math and an engaging speaker.
Well, it was attributed to McLuhan with uncharacteristic selflessness by its insistent popularizer, Timothy Leary, who usually gets credit for it himself.