physicist (plural physicists)
- A person whose occupation specializes in the science of physics, especially at a professional level.
- 1961 February, R. K. Evans, “The role of research on British Railways”, in Trains Illustrated, page 95:
- Physicists find themselves called in to deal with such varied problems as the reduction of noise in diesel railcars, investigation of the Hertzian stresses set up by wheel-rail contact and improvement of the insulation of fish and banana vans.
- (archaic) A believer in the theory that the fundamental phenomena of life are to be explained upon purely chemical and physical principles (opposed to vitalist).
person whose occupation specializes in the science of physics