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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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scientistsci‧en‧tist /ˈsaɪəntɪst/ ●●● S3 W2 noun [countable]  Hsomeone who works or is trained in science
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scientistThey're all scientists really, plus businessmen.The distinguished physicist, Sir Hermann Bondi, once described the sort of people who become scientists.They are problem solvers before they are computer scientists or animators.On four continents scientists have consumed the equivalent of billions of dollars trying to capture the dream.The splashing theory accounts for a number of facts scientists have learned about the moon.The greatest scientists have mixed insight amounting to genius with the most absurd follies at other times.The little wanderer called Sojourner ran into a big Mars rock Thursday and ended up with one wheel high, scientists reported.Some social scientists have conceptualised these workers in terms of a reserve army of labour.