scientism

noun sci·en·tism \ ˈsī-ən-ˌti-zəm \

Definition of scientism

1 : methods and attitudes typical of or attributed to the natural scientist
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-ˈti-stik\ adjective

First Known Use of scientism

1870



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