Definition of scientist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsaɪəntɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪəntɪst//
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a person who studies one or more of the natural sciences (= for example, physics, chemistry and biology) a research scientist nuclear scientists scientists and engineers the cartoon figure of the mad scientist working in his laboratory see also computer scientist, political scientist, social scientist See related entries: ProfessionsExtra examples Scientists have developed an injection that doesn’t use a needle. Scientists warned of even greater eruptions to come. She gave a lecture to 2 000 fellow scientists in Kyoto. She had an image of a mad scientist working in his laboratory. The scientists estimate that nearly two thirds of the continent has become drier over the past 60 years. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to do this job. a contest for young scientists a mystery that has baffled scientists for many years scientists interested in Antarctic research
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