theorist
noun Date: 1646 a person who theorizes

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  • Theorist — The o*rist, n. [Cf. F. th[ e]oriste.] One who forms theories; one given to theory and speculation; a speculatist. Cowper. [1913 Webster] The greatest theoretists have given the preference to such a government as that which obtains in this kingdom …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • theorist — (n.) 1590s; see THEORY (Cf. theory) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • theorist — ► NOUN ▪ a theoretician …   English terms dictionary

  • theorist — UK [ˈθɪərɪst] / US [ˈθɪərɪst] noun [countable] Word forms theorist : singular theorist plural theorists someone who develops or studies theories or ideas about a particular subject economic theorists …   English dictionary

  • theorist — /thee euhr ist, thear /, n. 1. a person who theorizes. 2. a person who deals mainly with the theory of a subject: a theorist in medical research. [1585 95; THEOR(Y) + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • theorist — theo|rist [ˈθıərıst US ˈθi:ə ] n also theo|re|ti|cian [ˌθıərəˈtıʃən US ˌθi:ə ] someone who develops ideas within a particular subject that explain why particular things happen or are true ▪ a leading economic theorist …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • theorist — [[t]θi͟ːərɪst[/t]] theorists N COUNT A theorist is someone who develops an abstract idea or set of ideas about a particular subject in order to explain it. ...theorists unaligned with any particular doctrine. Syn: theoretician, thinker …   English dictionary

  • theorist — also theo.re.ti.cian noun (C) someone who develops ideas within a particular subject that explain why particular things happen or are true: a leading economic theorist …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • theorist — /ˈθɪərəst/ (say thearruhst) noun 1. someone who theorises. 2. someone who deals mainly with the theory of a subject: a theorist in medical research …   Australian English dictionary

  • theorist — noun a) someone who constructs theories, especially in the arts or sciences b) an expert of some theory (v.) Syn: theoretician, theorizer, theoriser …   Wiktionary

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