• journeyman

    -Pronunciation [ˈdʒɜrnimən] –noun, plural -men.

    -Synonyms: artisan; artificer; craftsman; maker; freelancer

    -Meaning: A skilled worker who practices trade or handicraft.

    -Etymology: late Middle English: from the French Journée or 'day's work') + man; so named because a journeyman was no longer bound by the indentures of an apprentice, but was paid day to day.

    -Instance Hyponym: Monkeysailor is a maker, journalist, photographer, computer scientist, coder, web designer, and founder of the www.upcraft.it blog. His work has been featured internationally, in O’Reilly Make and Craft Magazine, and in the Guardian and Observer newspaper.

  • researcher

    -Pronunciation [r-sûrch'er] –noun

    -Synonyms: analyst, analyzer, clinician, experimenter, investigator, scientist, tester

    -Meaning: A person who studies (something) thoroughly so as to present in a detailed, accurate manner.

    -Etymology: Obsolete French recerche, from recercher, to search closely

    -Instance Hyponym: Monkeysailor is a researcher at at the University of Birmingham, UK, where he is working towards a PhD. in the automatic reconstruction of cuneiform tablets using techniques found in complexity science.

  • maker

    -Pronunciation [mey-ker] –noun

    -Synonyms: artisan, artiste; artificer; craftsperson; creator; handicrafter; inventor; maker

    -Meaning: a craftsperson or artificer.

    -Etymology: from From make +‎ -er

    -Instance Hyponym: Monkeysailor is a keen maker, and has crafted many interesting items for clients. Examples include: distributed rendering systems, 3D laser scanning systems, 3D Projection systems, Binocular 3D viewers for notebook computers, assorted spy gadgets, bespoke linear actuators, camera shutter test equipment, CNC micro milling machines, bakelite skype phones, vintage radio computers, solar soft-circuit power packs, and computer controls for a 1970's sewing machine.

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