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Definition of theorist noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

theorist

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈθiərɪst//
 
, NAmE//ˈθɪrɪst//
 
(also theoretician
NAmE//ˌθiərəˈtɪʃn//
 
, NAmE//ˌθɪrəˈtɪʃn//
 
)
 
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a person who develops ideas and principles about a particular subject in order to explain why things happen or exist a political theorist
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: theorist