Definition of Naturalist

1. Noun. An advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms.

Generic synonyms: Philosopher
Derivative terms: Naturalism

2. Noun. A biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology).

Definition of Naturalist

1. n. One versed in natural science; a student of natural history, esp. of the natural history of animals.

Definition of Naturalist

1. Noun. (dated) A person committed to studying nature or natural history. ¹

2. Noun. (philosophy) A person who believes in or advocates the tenets of philosophical or methodological naturalism. ¹

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Definition of Naturalist

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Medical Definition of Naturalist

1. 1. One versed in natural science; a student of natural history, especially. Of the natural history of animals. 2. One who holds or maintains the doctrine of naturalism in religion. Origin: Cf. F. Naturaliste. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Naturalist

natural theology
natural transformation
natural unit
natural units
natural user interface
natural user interfaces
natural virtue
naturalist (current term)
naturalistic fallacy
naturally occurring

Literary usage of Naturalist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"naturalist, London, 1903, (191). Mosses and hepatics of Bowi sand district ... naturalist, Loudon. 1903, 58-57). North Lancashire botanical notes in 1902. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"A naturalist's rambles about home. By С. С. ABBOTT. New York, Appleton, 1884. 485 p. 12°. IT is not often that one can sit down and become so absorbed in a ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"Among them are : « The Human Species' (1877); «Recollections of a naturalist' ( 1854);<The Prussian Race» (1879); «Pygmies' (1887). ..."

4. The Unity of the Organism; Or, The Organismal Conception of Life by William Emerson Ritter (1919)
"By himself, the naturalist is helpless in his longings for knowledge in these realms. But chemistry's initial answer to the naturalist's appeal is not very ..."

5. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"French naturalist and soldier; went with Lesueur on his South Sea voyage In 1800-1804. ... German zoologist and naturalist; traveler In South America. ..."

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