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rocket scientist

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A scientist who specializes in rocketry.
  • n. Informal An extremely intelligent person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a colloquial term for an astronautical engineer
  • n. Someone qualified to understand or handle that which is overly complex, detailed or confusing; a genius.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a very intelligent person; -- used mostly in the phrases: “you don't have to be a rocket scientist to …” and “it doesn't take a rocket scientist to …”, meaning that the subject that follows is easy to understand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an engineer who builds and tests rockets
  • n. a clever thinker

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