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phys·i·cist

physicist

 
pronunciation:
fI zih sihst
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part of speech: noun
definition: a scientist who works in physics.
 
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The word physicist contains the following parts:
phys, physio Greek root that means nature, physical
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-ist Greek noun-forming suffix that means person who does or believes in
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Many words ending in -ist have a corresponding abstract noun form ending in -ism, and many have a corresponding adjective form ending in -ic (realistic, artistic).