# confusion over these words

###### Keth
September 12, 2012, 02:42 PM posted in I Have a Question

can 科学家 mean mathematician, scientist,physicist,chemist,biologist?

In the dictionary it just says 科学  Scientist . So is it incorrect to say 科学家。

Is 数学家 a term exculsively used for mathematician ? or is it interchangable with 科学家？

###### bodawei
September 12, 2012, 04:30 PM

More generally all could be considered 科学家 (scientist).

... etc.

###### floalvarez
September 15, 2012, 12:00 AM