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For many fields there is a word for a person studying it. In math there is analyst for analysis, algebraist for algebra, and geometer for geometry.

Is there an equivalent word for a physicist studying mechanics?

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A mechanician, apparently, although some dictionaries such as Merriam-Webster restrict the meaning of the word to "someone who works with machines or makes them".

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  • You need to give a supporting reference in an ELU answer, not a mitigation. Lexico only gives the philosophical sense here. – Edwin Ashworth Dec 29 '20 at 11:09

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