from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One who theorizes; a theoretician.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who forms theories; one given to theory and speculation; a speculatist. It is often used with the implication of a lack of practical capacity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who forms theories; one given to theory and speculation; a speculatist.
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- noun someone who constructs
theories, especially in the artsor sciences
- noun an
expertof some theory(v.)
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- noun someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
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In that realm, a number theorist is not welcome to publish on high-energy physics, and a biochemist is not often invited to a conference of economists — however much their tangential perspectives on the topic might possibly stimulate new thinking.
Farewell to a Creative Agitator Richard Hudson 2010
In an argument that will run and run, he seemed to be inverting the wisdom of a social theorist from a previous age: the message is not only about the medium.
Twitter and Facebook cannot change the real world, says Malcolm Gladwell Tim Adams 2010
Getting hired as a mathematical theorist is not worth much if your publication prospects are poor.
The Math Bubble, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009
And the logic of your above argument, Mark -- the Protestants arguably have more basis for claiming that a democratic or otherwise anti-authority theorist is not Protestant in any relevant sense, "given his tradition and basic theological framework."
Fr. Robert Barron on Protestantism, authority, and Cardinal Newman 2009
On the other hand, he asks why the queer theorist is himself or herself never undone by desire, why desire is only disruptive for everyone else.
The Uses and Abuses of Historicism: Halperin and Shelley on the Otherness of Ancient Greek Sexuality 2006
He was essentially a 'theorist' -- that word now of so much sanctity, formerly an epithet of contempt.
Mellonta Tauta 1849
He was essentially a "theorist" -- that word now of so much sanctity, formerly an epithet of contempt.
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 4 Edgar Allan Poe 1829
It’s still funny that a conspiracy theorist is telling others that they believe is crazy or wrong.
Think Progress » GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz agrees with concerns of 9/11 truthers: ‘There’s still a lot to learn.’ 2010
As many of you know I do love coming up with crazy complex theories but what I have learned as a theorist is that LOST’s greatness is its simplicity.
The propagandist is nothing without the theorist, but the theorist is also nothing without the propagandist.
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