from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who formulates, studies, or is expert in the theory of a science or an art.
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- n. someone who is expert in the theory of a particular science or art
- n. a theorist
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A theorist; a theorizer; one who is expert in the theory of a science or art.
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- n. someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
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The work of a theoretician is related in a direct way to his whole life.
I'm also convinced that when we refer to a "theoretician", we typically do not mean someone like Tom Cavalier-Smith whose scientific output consists of bold conjectures or systematic hypotheses (we might call such people "theorizers"), but instead someone like Joe Felsenstein whose work focuses on mathematical or algorithmic foundations, i.e., theory2.
The connection isn't made explicit, but the time of Carlos, the international mercenary, is over, and that of Bin Laden, the theoretician, is just beginning.
German legal theoretician and political scientist Carl Schmitt helped form an ideological foundation for the Nazi dictatorship and justified its authoritarian state by using legal philosophy.
With over 150 concert dates and five or six record releases a year, Mr. Savall actively combines a solo career as a viol player with that of conductor and early music theoretician.
Prickly, with a thick northern drawl, tobacco-stained teeth and an infectious laugh, he has always been considered part of the "loyal opposition," less a theoretician of a democratic revolution than a tough urban gadfly.
The well-known opening theoretician, works with a little trick, avoiding the strict Ragozin variation 6.
Geiger would become a second mentor to Bothe - the experimental twin of the great theoretician, Planck.
Walther Bothe was both a strong theoretician and one of the most accomplished experimental physicists of the first half of the 20th century.
Pauling was not only a theoretician, but he also carried out extensive investigations of chemical structure by