physicist etymology

English word physicist comes from English physics, English -ist

Detailed word origin of physicist

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
physics English (eng) The branch of science concerned with the study of the properties and interactions of space, time, matter and energy.. The physical aspects of a phenomenon or a system, especially those studied scientifically.
-ist English (eng) Added to words to form nouns denoting:. A person who holds bigoted, partial views.. A person who uses a technological device of some kind. ;a person with a particular creative or academic role. ;one who has a certain political tendency. ;one who owns or manages something. ;one who subscribes to a particular theological doctrine or religious denomination;.
physicist English (eng) (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).. A person whose occupation specializes in the science of physics, especially at a professional level.

Words with the same origin as physicist

Descendants of -ist
activist archaeologist biologist ist journalist novelist pathologist pharmacist receptionist sexist socialist stylist