scientific

[sahy-uhn-tif-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to science or the sciences: scientific studies.
2.
occupied or concerned with science: scientific experts.
3.
regulated by or conforming to the principles of exact science: scientific procedures.
4.
systematic or accurate in the manner of an exact science.

Origin:
1580–90; < Medieval Latin scientificus, equivalent to scient- (see science) + -i - -i- + -ficus -fic

scientifically, adverb
antiscientific, adjective
antiscientifically, adverb
counterscientific, adjective
nonscientific, adjective
nonscientifically, adverb
prescientific, adjective
proscientific, adjective
quasi-scientific, adjective
quasi-scientifically, adverb
superscientific, adjective
superscientifically, adverb
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scientific (ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk)
 
adj
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
 
scien'tifically
 
adv

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scientific
1589, from M.Fr. scientifique, from M.L. scientificus "pertaining to science," from L. scientia "knowledge" (see science) + -ficus "making" + facere "to make" (see factitious). Originally used to translate Gk. epistemonikos "making knowledge"
in Aristotle's "Ethics." First record of scientific revolution is from 1803; scientific method is from 1854; scientific notation is from 1961.
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Example sentences
Too often, other societies have been slow to see the value of scientific and
  entrepreneurial experimentation that ends in failure.
His works are distinguished by fantastic speculation rather than by scientific
  method.
These, and the scientific, are the sort of neologism that may fairly be
  welcomed.
In other words, it is as literature and not as a scientific treatise that ideal
  commonwealths should be considered.
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