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scientist Line breaks: sci¦en|tist
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪəntɪst/

Definition of scientist in English:


A person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences: a research scientist
More example sentences
  • As much as our scientists would love to study these things, people are in danger and we need to fight back.
  • My father was a scientist studying the virus and when Diana got it he devoted his life to finding a cure.
  • The scientists in their study said humans are especially unique in their ability to put off instant rewards.
researcher, technologist
British informalboffin

Words that rhyme with scientist

contrapuntist • occultist

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