scientist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scientist a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Scientists have actually performed brain surgery on cockroaches
    • n Scientist One learned in science; a scientific investigator; one devoted to scientific study; a savant.☞ Twenty years ago I ventured to propose one [a name for the class of men who give their lives to scientific study] which has been slowly finding its way to general adoption; and the word scientist, though scarcely euphonious, has gradually assumed its place in our vocabulary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Scientists say that babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed
    • n scientist A person versed in or devoted to science; a man of science; a savant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During World War II Canadian scientists secretly developed biological weapons which were later taken over by the USA. Anthrax was one.
    • Scientist one who studies science, esp. natural science
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Quotations

  • Anthony Robbins
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    “There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.”
  • Michio Watanabe
    Michio Watanabe
    “People with high ideals don't necessarily make good politicians. If clean politics is so important, we should leave the job to scientists and the clergy.”
  • Claude Levi-Strauss
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    “The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.”
  • Amelia E. Barr
    Amelia E. Barr
    “Whatever the scientists may say, if we take the supernatural out of life, we leave only the unnatural.”
  • David Cronenberg
    David Cronenberg
    “Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.”
  • Penelope Fitzgerald
    Penelope Fitzgerald
    “If they don't depend on true evidence, scientists are no better than gossips.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. scientiasciens, -entis, pr.p. of scīre, to know.

Usage

In literature:

Ruthven paid no attention to the obvious as stated by his fellow scientist.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
I mean no disrespect in styling Mr. Bishop a sciolist (or undeveloped scientist).
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, March 1887" by Various
The scientist listened to Wyllard's story gravely, and then appeared to consider.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
I seem to remember reading a story in which a scientist devised a means of reversing the direction of the earth.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
Will it not, therefore, be better to stick to the letter of transformism as almost all scientists profess it?
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
The three scientists watched with worried eyes.
"The Machine That Saved The World" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
To the layman, the likeness between cetacians and fishes are great; to the scientist, slight.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
Dr. Hendryx Wright, a college scientist, with a party of helpers, was discovered digging not far from Diamond X.
"The Boy Ranchers at Spur Creek" by Willard F. Baker
Many of the most eminent scientists of Europe are now devoting themselves assiduously to these researches.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, July 1887" by Various
Yes, for had not scientist after scientist through the years risked and lost his status through his questioning?
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
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In poetry:

What scientist can ever tell
The mainspring of all action,
If all his reasons fail so prove
Molecular attraction?
"Fragments" by Jared Barhite
Leave we the child: he is immersed
With scientists and mystics:
With deep prophetic voice he cries
Canadian food statistics.
"A Dedication To E.C.B." by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Alas! These scientists of Sweden
I curse, who've robbed me of my Eden;
Who with their weird hormones inhuman
Can make a man into a woman.
Alas, poor Eric! . . . Erico
I wish you were in Jerico.
"Erico" by Robert W Service
A Theory, by scientists defended,
Declares that we from monkeys are descended.
This being thus, we therefore clearly see
The Powder-Monkey heads some pedigree.
Ah, yes,--from him descend by evolution,
The Dames and Daughters of the Revolution.
"A Phenomenal Fauna" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

Scientist Atsuko Chiba (left) assumes the virtual role of superagent Paprika (right) in "Paprika.".
With all the depressing news about the global amphibian die-offs, a bit of good news: Scientists are discovering lots of new species, bringing the total to more than 7,000.
But scientists agree more research is needed.
Scientists catch particle only created once every 28 billion times nuclei are smashed together.
Electron is Stunningly Spherical, Scientists Discover.
Scientists think the antimatter particles formed in a terrestrial gamma-ray flash, a brief burst produced inside thunderstorms and associated with lightning.
Ancient life-size lion statues baffle scientists.
But most significant was that scientists not only used skin stem cells from the mice themselves, but they also used human stem cells taken from the scalp of a balding man, all with the same results.
Scientists at UCLA were trying to cure chronic stress by injecting a special type of hormone in mice.
Scientists have grown chicken embryos with teeth which may lead to a breakthrough against baldness .
Scientists find what made some whales the largest animals on Earth.
The truth is out there about UFO in Baltic Sea , Swedish scientists say.
Scientists create 'synthetic life,' fuel debate over bioethics .
The new study out of Boston is just the second time scientists have found C.T.E.
Scientists dissect mystery of genius.
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In science:

This work has been sponsored in part by the EC through a senior visiting scientist grant to I.M.
Optimum Placement of Post-1PN GW Chirp Templates Made Simple at any Match Level via Tanaka-Tagoshi Coordinates
From the observation of some single variable, scientists cannot obtain the generation law.
A mechanism for randomness
The time intervals in between successive avalanches and the size distribution of the avalanches have been of large interests to many scientists.
Avalanche statistics of sand heaps
Since this discovery, scientists have investigated different possibilities for producing this high–redshift reionization.
Decaying particles and the reionization history of the Universe
In spite of what we said, we , of course, value science and scientists.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
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