Definitions of physicist

  1. a scientist trained in physics Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. A believer in the theory that the fundamental phenomena of life are to be explained upon purely chemical and physical principles; - opposed to vitalist. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A student of nature: one versed in physics. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A student of nature; one skilled in physics. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. An upholder of the theory that vital phenomena are explicable on a physico-chemical basis. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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  1. Agassiz, who was as he often said of himself no physicist was the more anxious to have the cooperation of the ablest men in that department, and to share with them such facilities for observation and such results as he had thus far accumulated. – Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence by Louis Agassiz
  2. No influence which chemist or physicist can apply can affect the rate of transformation. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly