Definition: Physicist

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From physics + -ist. Coined by the English polymath William Whewell (1794–1866) in his book The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences (1840).


physicist (plural physicists)

  1. A person whose occupation specializes in the science of physics, especially at a professional level.

Derived terms

  • condensed matter physicist
  • mathematical physicist
  • nuclear physicist
  • theoretical physicist


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