What does Sci-en-gist mean to us?

Sci-en-gist [sahyuh n jist]


1. A scientist who can expertly communicate and make accessible to everyone, the general essence of science, or a concept thereof: The Sciengist explained that so clearly, I completely understand now!


2. The general essence of a scientific concept, theory or experimental result: The sciengist of that 600 page thesis, is that the unpronounceable chemical basically makes turtles happy!



2014 Australian English (you heard it here first): < scien (science) Latin scient; gist (this matter) Ango-French



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