naturalist

Definitions

  • Bathing Naturalist
    Bathing Naturalist
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n naturalist a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
    • n naturalist an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • naturalist One versed in natural science; a student of natural history, esp. of the natural history of plants or animals; a botanist or zoologist.
    • naturalist One who holds or maintains the doctrine of naturalism in religion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n naturalist One who understands natural causes; one who is versed in natural science or philosophy; specifically, one who is versed in or devoted to natural history; in the most restricted sense, a zoölogist or botanist.
    • n naturalist One who holds the theological theory or doctrine of naturalism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Naturalist one who studies nature, more particularly zoology and botany: a believer in naturalism
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. naturaliste,

Usage

In literature:

Mr Macgillivray discovered a new species of fox-bat on Fitzroy Island, off the coast of Australia, when he was naturalist of H.M.S.
"Heads and Tales" by Various
The great English physician and naturalist, Thomas Young, who also occupied himself with the three various texts, made better progress.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
Now came Buffon the naturalist; Bailly of Tennis Court oath fame; Clootz, the friend of humanity.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
We discussed every familiar wild flower as eagerly as if we had been professed field naturalists.
"The Crack of Doom" by Robert Cromie
Thus closed the career of the young naturalist and ship's doctor, Oudney.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
I am working to make money to travel and become a naturalist.
"The Associate Hermits" by Frank R. Stockton
Their beautiful shapes and colours have been reproduced in hundreds of exquisite pictures by our great artist-naturalists.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
More sportsmen than naturalists, and more naturalists than artists, observe these and other animals in their natural surroundings.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
To the naturalist it is a constant source of joy.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
Is one animal or plant more interesting than another to the naturalist?
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
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In news:

Howard Boyd doesn't hear well these days, but that doesn't stop the naturalist from asking questions.
From lawyer to naturalist, Ian Plant is now living the dream.
Drop off your child for a morning of fun with SM&NC's naturalists.
Surely vying for top spot on any self-respecting adventurers' or naturalists' bucket list is a visit to the Galápagos Islands.
Spokane-based author, naturalist and teacher Jack Nisbet is fascinated with the natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest.
Farrell , the creator of Studs Lonigan, is often thought of as a crude, dogged, naturalist writer.
I wear many hats as a naturalist.
News 8 naturalist Jack Hubley shows us in this week's Wild Moment.
Follow a naturalist on a one-mile hike and listen for and try to call out owls.
According to Naturalist Katie Hammond this will be their fourth Moonlight Paddle on the Odessa Water Trail.
"You realize," Dromgoole adds, "that big, heavy naturalistic sets and complex lighting plots aren't necessarily the only way to go.
Naturalist Stewart Wechsler came across these trilliums in Lincoln Park.
USC naturalist explains how nature prepares for winter.
40 includes all equipment and a Florida Master Naturalist guide 10 a.m.-1 pm Reservations required 694-5513.
We ended last week when naturalist and big game hunter Ernest Thompson Seton tried to take this outlaw band of wolves with poisons and failed.
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In science:

Non-reductive perdurantism:— There is also an even more naturalistic conception of perdurantism, which might well avoid the RDA.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Indeed, they are so arcane that a naturalist perdurantist need feel no shame in being unable to accommodate them.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
More importantly for us: the RDA would have much less bite, at least for a “naturalistic” perdurantist, who is willing to let her account of perdurance depend on the actual laws.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
But our perdurantist can also appeal to (ii), at least if she is a “naturalist”.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Halliwell (1999) and references given there.) As regards philosophy: I said above that the fact that classical mechanical ob jects (both particles and continua) are in fact emergent from the quantum realm should be reflected in the interpretation of classical mechanics, and so in a naturalistic theory of persistence.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
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