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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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Adv.1.scientifically - with respect to science; in a scientific way; "this is scientifically interesting"
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[ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪkəlɪ] ADVcientíficamente
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[ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪkəli] adv
[advanced, unproven] → scientifiquement; [prove, formulate] → scientifiquement
scientifically proven → scientifiquement prouvé(e)
(= systematically) → scientifiquement
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(= relating to natural sciences)naturwissenschaftlich; scientifically (speaking), his work is …vom wissenschaftlichen Standpunkt aus ist seine Arbeit; scientifically provenwissenschaftlich erwiesen; scientifically basedauf wissenschaftlicher Basis; scientifically trainedwissenschaftlich ausgebildet
(= systematically, exactly)wissenschaftlich, systematisch; box, fence etctechnisch gekonnt; he approaches sport very scientificallyder Sport wird bei ihm zur Wissenschaft
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[ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪklɪ] advscientificamente
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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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Other generalisations proving equally unprofitable, I began scientifically to consider in detail the attributes of the supposititious paragon,--attributes of body and mind and heart.
I was elated with having handled heavy anchors, cables, boats without the slightest hitch; pleased with having laid out scientifically bower, stream, and kedge exactly where I believed they would do most good.
But the thing has to be done scientifically, or the last state of the aspirant may be worse than the first.
I discussed the question in all its forms, politically and scientifically; and I give here an extract from a carefully-studied article which I published in the number of the 30th of April.
For Harris Collins was scientific and antiseptic to the last word in his handling of animals, and Michael was scientifically made clean, without deliberate harshness, but without any slightest hint of gentleness or consideration.
And the doctor began scientifically explaining to the princess, as an exceptionally intelligent woman, the condition of the young princess, and concluded by insisting on the drinking of the waters, which were certainly harmless.
"That's what he may be called scientifically. Very good type too, altogether, of that sort of degenerate.
However, as she had considered the matter scientifically, she perfectly well knew, though she had never practised them, all the arts which fine ladies use when they desire to give encouragement, or to conceal liking, with all the long appendage of smiles, ogles, glances, &c., as they are at present practised in the beau-monde.
No, no, my Lord; we Squares are better advised, and are as well aware as your Lordship that a Woman, though popularly called a Straight Line, is, really and scientifically, a very thin Parallelogram, possessing Two Dimensions, like the rest of us, viz., length and breadth (or thickness).
Stuffed calves, padded breasts, and scientifically cut pantaloons would then avail them nothing, and the effect would be truly deplorable.
The more outre and grotesque an incident is the more carefully it deserves to be examined, and the very point which appears to complicate a case is, when duly considered and scientifically handled, the one which is most likely to elucidate it.
It is not a scientifically correct statement, but it exactly describes my condition, that night, to say that one half of me was asleep and the other half awake.

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