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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chemist  \Chem"ist\,  n.  [Shortened  from  alchemist;  cf  F. 
  chimiste.] 
  A  person  versed  in  chemistry  or  given  to  chemical 
  investigation;  an  analyst;  a  maker  or  seller  of  chemicals  or 
  drugs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chemist 
  n  1:  a  scientist  who  specializes  in  chemistry 
  2:  a  health  professional  trained  in  the  art  of  preparing  and 
  dispensing  drugs  [syn:  {pharmacist},  {druggist},  {apothecary}, 
  {pill  pusher},  {pill  roller}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  chemist  n.  [Cambridge]  Someone  who  wastes  computer  time  on 
  {number-crunching}  when  you'd  far  rather  the  machine  were  doing  something 
  more  productive,  such  as  working  out  anagrams  of  your  name  or  printing 
  Snoopy  calendars  or  running  {life}  patterns.  May  or  may  not  refer  to 
  someone  who  actually  studies  chemistry. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  chemist 
 
  (Cambridge)  Someone  who  wastes  computer  time  on  {number 
  crunching}  when  you'd  far  rather  the  computer  were  doing 
  something  more  productive,  such  as  working  out  anagrams  of 
  your  name  or  printing  Snoopy  calendars  or  running  {life} 
  patterns.  May  or  may  not  refer  to  someone  who  actually 
  studies  chemistry. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-02-07) 
 
 




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