Meaning of “rocket scientist” in the English Dictionary

"rocket scientist" in Business English

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rocket scientistnoun [ C ]

uk us

someone who studies the science of rockets

informal FINANCE someone who uses advanced mathematics to develop new financial products, calculate risk, etc.:

Many of the banking industry's brightest rocket scientists have been given over to the task.

(Definition of “rocket scientist” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)