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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.
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(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
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(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.
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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"
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2. systematic, accurate, exact, precise, ordered, controlled, rational, mathematical, rigorous, analytical, methodical the scientific study of capitalist development
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[ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk] ADJcientífico
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[ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk] adj
(of the sciences) [research, experiments, study, knowledge, discovery] → scientifique
(= systematic) [approach, way] → scientifique
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(= 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
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[ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk] adjscientifico/a
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(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.
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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
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adj científico
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