(Greek > Latin: a suffix; one who believes in; one who is engaged in; someone who does something)
2. A student of astronomical physics.
2. A person who denies, or disbelieves, that there is any such thing as a Supreme Being or beings: Joe's friend, even though he is an atheist, still enjoys having long philosophical discussions with the archbishop of the local church.
3. A disbeliever, an unbeliever, a nonbeliever, a denier of God's existence, a godless person: Laura believes in the existence of God, but her brother is an atheist and he thinks his sister is silly to believe that there is any such thing as a God.
4. Etymology: from French athéiste, from ancient Greek atheos, "godless, denying the gods"; from a-, "without, no" + theos, "god".
As an atheist, I proclaim that if there were a God, would people like this poor man be allowed to be in such miserable conditions? This is just one example of how so many people in the world are suffering and which proves to me that there is no God.
2. A person who is trained or skilled in audiology.
3. Someone who is skilled in the science of hearing, including the rehabilitation of patients whose hearing can not be improved medically or surgically.
4. A health care professional who is trained to evaluate hearing loss and related disorders, including balance (vestibular) disorders and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and to rehabilitate individuals with hearing loss and related disorders.
An audiologist uses a variety of tests and procedures to assess hearing and balance function and to fit and dispense hearing aids and other therapeutic devices for hearing.
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2. The treatment of a disease with filtrates from a patient’s secretions.
3. Treatment of one’s own infirmity (illness).
2. A person who has an uncontrolled desire for almost anything; including, food, drink, money, or emotional gratifications: Glen is an avarist who likes to help people whenever he can because he always expects to receive praise for whatever he does for them.