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scientism

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noun sci·en·tism \ˈsī-ən-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of scientism

  1. 1 :  methods and attitudes typical of or attributed to the natural scientist

  2. 2 :  an exaggerated trust in the efficacy of the methods of natural science applied to all areas of investigation (as in philosophy, the social sciences, and the humanities)

scientistic

play \ˌsī-ən-ˈtis-tik\ adjective


1870

First Known Use of scientism

1870


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