scientifical

adjective

sci·​en·​tif·​i·​cal
-fə̇kəl,
-fēk-
1
archaic : scientific
2
obsolete : intended to propagate knowledge

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin scientificus + English -al

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of scientifical was in 1588

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“Scientifical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scientifical. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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