Sci"en*tist(?), n. One learned in science; a scientific investigator; one devoted to scientific study; a savant. [Recent]
Twenty years ago I ventured to propose one [a name for the class of men who give their lives to scientific study] which has been slowly finding its way to general adoption; and the word scientist, though scarcely euphonious, has gradually assumed its place in our vocabulary.
B. A. Gould (Address, 1869).
sci"fi"(s"f"), n. [From science fiction.] Science fiction; -- a common shortened form for the name of the literaray genre. See science fiction. [informal]
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