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At school I briefly wanted to be a palaeontologist, but I was no good at chemistry and physics.
Mark Gatiss

Meaning of "palaeontologist" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PALAEONTOLOGIST

palaeontologist  [ˌpælɪɒnˈtɒlədʒɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PALAEONTOLOGIST

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Palaeontologist is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PALAEONTOLOGIST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

palaeontologist

Paleontology

Paleontology or palaeontology is the scientific study of life existent prior to, but sometimes including, the start of the Holocene Epoch. It includes the study of fossils to determine organisms' evolution and interactions with each other and their environments. Paleontological observations have been documented as far back as the 5th century BC. The science became established in the 18th century as a result of Georges Cuvier's work on comparative anatomy, and developed rapidly in the 19th century. The term itself originates from Greek παλαιός, palaios, i.e. "old, ancient", ὄν, on, i.e. "being, creature" and λόγος, logos, i.e. "speech, thought, study". Paleontology lies on the border between biology and geology, but differs from archaeology in that it excludes the study of morphologically modern humans. It now uses techniques drawn from a wide range of sciences, including biochemistry, mathematics and engineering.

Definition of palaeontologist in the English dictionary

The definition of palaeontologist in the dictionary is someone who studies fossils to determine the structure and evolution of extinct animals and plants and the age and conditions of deposition of the rock strata in which they are found.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PALAEONTOLOGIST


anthropologist
ˌænθrəˈpɒlədʒɪst
archaeologist
ˌɑːkɪˈɒlədʒɪst
biologist
baɪˈɒlədʒɪst
cardiologist
ˌkɑːdɪˈɒlədʒɪst
dermatologist
ˌdɜːməˈtɒlədʒɪst
gastroenterologist
ˈɡæstrəʊˈentəˌrɒlədʒɪst
geologist
dʒɪˈɒlədʒɪst
meteorologist
ˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒɪst
neurologist
njʊəˈrɒlədʒɪst
oncologist
ɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪst
ophthalmologist
ˌɒfθælˈmɒlədʒɪst
otolaryngologist
ˈəʊtəʊˌlærɪŋˈɡɒlədʒɪst
pathologist
pəˈθɒlədʒɪst
philologist
fɪˈlɒlədʒɪst
psychologist
saɪˈkɒlədʒɪst
radiologist
ˌreɪdɪˈɒlədʒɪst
sociologist
ˌsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒɪst
technologist
tɛkˈnɒlədʒɪst
toxicologist
ˌtɒksɪˈkɒlədʒɪst
urologist
jʊəˈrɒlədʒɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PALAEONTOLOGIST

palaeomagnetic
palaeomagnetism
palaeontographic
palaeontographical
palaeontography
palaeontol.
palaeontological
palaeontologically
palaeontology
palaeopathological
palaeopathologist
palaeopathology
palaeopedology
palaeophytology
palaeotype
palaeotypic
Palaeozoic
palaeozoological

WORDS THAT END LIKE PALAEONTOLOGIST

agist
anesthesiologist
audiologist
child psychologist
climatologist
clinical psychologist
criminologist
diabetologist
ecologist
Egyptologist
endocrinologist
gynaecologist
molecular biologist
neuropsychologist
numerologist
ornithologist
pharmacologist
phytologist
reflexologist
Scientologist
virologist

Synonyms and antonyms of palaeontologist in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «palaeontologist» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PALAEONTOLOGIST

Find out the translation of palaeontologist to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of palaeontologist from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «palaeontologist» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

古生物学家
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

paleontólogo
570 millions of speakers

English

palaeontologist
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जीवाश्म
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إحاثي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

палеонтолог
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

paleontólogo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

palaeontologist
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

paléontologiste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ahli paleontologi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Paläontologe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

古生物学者
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고생물학
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Palaeontologist
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhà cổ ngư học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புதைபடிவ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पॅलेऑलटॉजिस्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

paleontolog
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

paleontologo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

paleontolog
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

палеонтолог
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

paleontolog
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παλαιοντολόγος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

paleontoloog
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

palaeontologist
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

paleontolog
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of palaeontologist

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PALAEONTOLOGIST»

The term «palaeontologist» is normally little used and occupies the 114.824 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PALAEONTOLOGIST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about palaeontologist

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QUOTES WITH «PALAEONTOLOGIST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word palaeontologist.
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Mark Gatiss
At school I briefly wanted to be a palaeontologist, but I was no good at chemistry and physics.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PALAEONTOLOGIST»

Discover the use of palaeontologist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to palaeontologist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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James Hall of Albany, Geologist and Palaeontologist, 1811-1898
Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
John Mason Clarke, 2012
2
Bong the Bouncing Elephant and His Fantastic Friends
Bonya and Banya knew there was a place down the road where a palaeontologist was so they decided to go down and have a word with him. Bonya and Banya were getting really excited wondering what they had found. The palaeontologist ...
Wayne Teall, 2012
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Philosophy: A Guide and Reader
Bronn translated Dar- win's Origin into German. 3. Hugh Falconer (1808–1865), a Scottish geologist, botanist, palaeontologist, and paleoanthropologist. 4. Francois -Jules Pictet de la Rive (1809–1872), a French zoologist and palaeontologist.
‎2014
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James Hall of Albany, Geologist and Palaeontologist, 1811-1898
Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
Clarke John Mason 1857-1925, HardPress, 2013
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Dinosaurs
Palaeontologists are scientists who work with fossils. 1. Colour the pictures and cut them out. 2. Place them in the order that shows the work of a palaeontologist. 3. Glue them onto a separate sheet of paper in that order. The palaeontologist ...
‎2006
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Primary science
Lesson Focus Outcomes Earth and Beyond 2.1 Records ways we monitor and use information about changes to the Earth. Indicators • Sequences pictures and information to show the work of a palaeontologist. • Writes a creative story about ...
‎2002
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Frozen in Time: Prehistoric Life in Antarctica
In Antarctica, the palaeontologist usually goes into the field with just a few tools, as to reach the best sites one usually has to do a lot of climbing far from the base camp. On our expeditions collecting macroinvertebrates and fish fossils we used  ...
Jeffrey Stilwell, John Long, 2011
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A Long Life's Work: An Autobiography
A COCKSURE PALAEONTOLOGIST 227 which on demand he was bound to present to the Duke. Of Campbell of Kilberry I had heard much from his son Angus, who was a school-mate of my son at Harrow, and often at my house there.
Archibald Geikie, 2012
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Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and ...
At university, she had listened to geology lectures given by Professor Ernest Willington Skeats (1875—1953) and Frederick Chapman, the latter a palaeontologist at the National Museum Of Victoria in Melbourne. While teaching, she ...
A.J. Bowden, F.J. Gregory, A.S. Henderson, 2013
10
Deep Alberta: Fossil Facts and Dinosaur Digs
On the other hand, every time a palaeontologist names a new species, that palaeontologist's name appears at the end of the species name, along with the year that the name was first published. For example, the full name of Tyrannosaurus rex ...
John Acorn, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PALAEONTOLOGIST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term palaeontologist is used in the context of the following news items.
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Slippery, slimy find: LEGGY, WRIGGLY fossil shows SNAKES weren …
Having realised the significance of the leggy snake, Martill called in expert German palaeontologist and Dr Nick Longrich from the University of ... «The Register, Jul 15»
2
ACCEPT Members 'Stage Dive' - At A Museum!
This travelling exhibition was the brainchild of palaeontologist Jesper Milàn from Geomuseum Faxe in Denmark, modelmaker Esben Horn from ... «BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Jul 15»
3
Work begins on £5 million fossil museum on Jurassic Coast
... Dorset, where many of the fossils were found over many years by local plumbing and heating engineer-turned palaeontologist Steve Etches. «Western Daily Press, Jul 15»
4
Squeals and gory tales get Festival of Curiosity off to grisly start
The festival hosts speakers such as palaeontologist Jack Horner, an adviser to the Jurassic Park movies and inspiration for Sam Neill's ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
5
DNA evidence proves climate change killed off prehistoric megafauna
In 1796, the famous French palaeontologist Georges Cuvier suggested a global catastrophe had wiped them out. Others were appalled. «The Conversation UK, Jul 15»
6
What is this strange, ancient creature?
“It's the biggest dinosaur that has ever been found with wings,” said Steve Brusatte, a palaeontologist at Edinburgh University, who co-authored ... «Perth Now, Jul 15»
7
Brontosaurus: what's in a name?
In 1903, about a quarter of a century after the palaeontologist, Othniel Charles Marsh, had classified Apatosaurus and Brontosaurus as two ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
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Dinosaurs in Queensland: Outback dig of amateurs unearthing 95 …
Experienced diggers such as O'Boyle guide those uncertain about where to aim while palaeontologist Poropat explains the find. “So this is the ... «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
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David Raup, palaeontologist - obituary
David Raup, who has died aged 82, was an American “statistical palaeontologist” whose claim that 60 per cent of all extinctions had been ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
10
Take a trip through our prehistoric past
It was put together by Doncaster-born palaeontologist Dean Lomax and Marie Woods, an educator at the museum. There are more than 50 ... «The Star, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Palaeontologist [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/palaeontologist>. Dec 2021 ».
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