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Of, relating to, or employing the methodology of science.

[Medieval Latin scientificus, producing knowledge : Latin scientia, knowledge; see science + Latin -ficus, -fic.]

sci′en·tif′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk) or


1. (prenominal) of, relating to, derived from, or used in science: scientific equipment.
2. (prenominal) occupied in science: scientific manpower.
3. conforming with the principles or methods used in science: a scientific approach.
ˌscienˈtifically adv


(ˌsaɪ ənˈtɪf ɪk)

1. of, pertaining to, or concerned with a science or the sciences.
2. regulated by or conforming to the principles of exact science.
3. systematic or accurate in the manner of an exact science.
[1580–90; < Medieval Latin scientificus= Latin scient- (see science) + -i - -i- + -ficus -fic]
sci`en•tif′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scientific - of or relating to the practice of science; "scientific journals"
2.scientific - conforming with the principles or methods used in science; "a scientific approach"
unscientific - not consistent with the methods or principles of science; "an unscientific lack of objectivity"


2. systematic, accurate, exact, precise, ordered, controlled, rational, mathematical, rigorous, analytical, methodical the scientific study of capitalist development
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[ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk] ADJcientífico


[ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk] adj
(of the sciences) [research, experiments, study, knowledge, discovery] → scientifique
(= systematic) [approach, way] → scientifique


(= of natural sciences)naturwissenschaftlich; apparatus, equipmentwissenschaftlich; on a scientific basisauf wissenschaftlicher Grundlage; the scientific communitydie Wissenschaftlergemeinde; scientific officerwissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin; scientific opiniondie Expertenmeinung, die wissenschaftliche Lehrmeinung
(= systematic, exact) classification, methods, studywissenschaftlich; to be scientific about somethingetw systematisch angehen; he is a keen but not scientific football playerer ist ein begeisterter, doch technisch schwacher Fußballspieler; his scientific boxing techniqueseine gekonnte Boxtechnik


[ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk] adjscientifico/a


(ˈsaiəns) noun
1. knowledge gained by observation and experiment.
2. a branch of such knowledge eg biology, chemistry, physics etc.
3. these sciences considered as a whole. My daughter prefers science to languages.
ˌscienˈtific (-ˈti-) adjective
1. of science. scientific dis-coveries.
2. (negative unscientific) following the rules of science. scientific methods.
ˌscienˈtifically (-ˈti-) adverb
ˈscientist noun
a person who studies one or more branches of science.
science fiction abbreviation ( sci-fi)
stories dealing with future times on Earth or in space.


عِلْميّ vědecký videnskabelig wissenschaftlich επιστημονικός científico tieteellinen scientifique znanstveni scientifico 科学の 과학적인 wetenschappelijk vitenskapelig naukowy científico научный vetenskaplig ตามหลักวิทยาศาสตร์ bilimsel có tính khoa học 科学的


adj científico
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He was heard to speak of Sir Kenelm Digby and other famous men -- whose scientific attainments were esteemed hardly less than supernatural -- as having been his correspondents or associates.
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Now, the beheading of the Sperm Whale is a scientific anatomical feat, upon which experienced whale surgeons very much pride themselves; and not without reason.
Jurgis, as a beggar, was simply a blundering amateur in competition with organized and scientific professionalism.
I was training a crowd of ignorant folk into experts -- experts in every sort of handiwork and scientific calling.
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I am going to try a scientific experiment," explained the Rajah.

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