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scientist

sci·en·tist

scientist

 
pronunciation:
saI n tihst
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who uses scientific procedures and is involved in science, esp. the physical or natural sciences.
 
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The word scientist contains the following part:
-ist Greek noun-forming suffix that means person who does or believes in
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Many words ending in -ist have a corresponding abstract noun form ending in -ism.