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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-logist Also -loger.

A person skilled in, or involved in, a branch of study.

[Formed from nouns in -logy by replacing the last letter with -ist.]

Many examples exist, of which a few are archaeologist, biologist, entomologist, futurologist, geologist, meteorologist, ornithologist, pathologist, psychologist, technologist, and zoologist. The form is actively used to make new words as required.

At one time, the form -loger with the same sense was common (see -er1), but most examples have been replaced by others in -logist. A rare surviving example is astrologer.

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