from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person having expert knowledge of one or more sciences, especially a natural or physical science.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One whose activities make use of the scientific method to answer questions regarding the measurable universe. A scientist may be involved in original research, or make use of the results of the research of others.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One learned in science; a scientific investigator; one devoted to scientific study; a savant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person versed in or devoted to science; a man of science; a savant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences


Latin stem scientia with suffix -ist. (Wiktionary)



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