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scientific

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adjective sci·en·tif·ic \ˌsī-ən-ˈti-fik\

Simple Definition of scientific

  • : of or relating to science

  • : done in an organized way that agrees with the methods and principles of science

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scientific

  1. :  of, relating to, or exhibiting the methods or principles of science

scientifically play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of scientific

Medieval Latin scientificus producing knowledge, from Latin scient-, sciens + -i- + -ficus -fic


First Known Use: 1589



SCIENTIFIC Defined for Kids

scientific

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adjective sci·en·tif·ic \ˌsī-ən-ˈti-fik\

Definition of scientific for Students

  1. 1 :  relating to science or scientists <scientific theories>

  2. 2 :  using or applying the methods of science <scientific research>

scientifically \-ˈti-fi-kə-lē\ adverb



Medical Dictionary

scientific

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adjective sci·en·tif·ic \ˌsī-ən-ˈtif-ik\

Medical Definition of scientific

  1. :  of, relating to, or exhibiting the methods or principles of science

scientifically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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