Meaning of “scientist” in the English Dictionary

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"scientist" in British English

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scientistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsaɪən.tɪst/ us /ˈsaɪən.tɪst/

B1 an expert who studies or works in one of the sciences:

a research/nuclear scientist

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  • a forensic scientist
  • a team of scientists from the University of Miami
  • social scientists
  • A couple of decades ago scientists noticed Panama's climate was slowly growing drier.
  • There are scientists who say that the results of the research are flawed.

(Definition of “scientist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scientist" in American English

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scientistnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɑɪ·ən·tɪst/

an expert in science

(Definition of “scientist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)