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Scientific definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SCIENTIF'ICAL, a. [L. scientia and facio, to make.]
1. Producing certain knowledge or demonstration; as scientific evidence.
2. According to the rules or principles of science; as a scientific arrangement of fossils.
3. Well versed in science; as a scientific physician.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: of or relating to the practice of science; "scientific journals"
2: conforming with the principles or methods used in science; "a scientific approach" [ant: unscientific]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin scientificus producing knowledge, from Latin scient-, sciens + -i- + -ficus -fic Date: 1589 of, relating to, or exhibiting the methods or principles of science scientifically adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 a (of an investigation etc.) according to rules laid down in exact science for performing observations and testing the soundness of conclusions. b systematic, accurate. 2 used in, engaged in, or relating to (esp. natural) science (scientific discoveries; scientific terminology). 3 assisted by expert knowledge. Derivatives: scientifically adv. Etymology: F scientifique or LL scientificus (as SCIENCE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Scientific Sci`en*tif"ic, a. [F. scientifique; L. scientia science + facere to make.] 1. Of or pertaining to science; used in science; as, scientific principles; scientific apparatus; scientific observations. 2. Agreeing with, or depending on, the rules or principles of science; as, a scientific classification; a scientific arrangement of fossils. 3. Having a knowledge of science, or of a science; evincing science or systematic knowledge; as, a scientific chemist; a scientific reasoner; a scientific argument. Bossuet is as scientific in the structure of his sentences. --Landor. Scientific method, the method employed in exact science and consisting of: (a) Careful and abundant observation and experiment. (b) generalization of the results into formulated ``Laws'' and statements.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. Scientific is used to describe things that relate to science or to a particular science. Scientific research is widely claimed to be the source of the high standard of living in the US. ...the use of animals in scientific experiments. ADJ: usu ADJ n scientifically ...scientifically advanced countries. ADV 2. If you do something in a scientific way, you do it carefully and thoroughly, using experiments or tests. It's not a scientific way to test their opinions. = systematic ADJ: usu ADJ n scientifically Efforts are being made to research it scientifically. ADV

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Philosophical, according to principles or general laws.

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