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 for scientifically
Experimental economics has promoted the use of scientifically controlled experiments.
Scientifically it is only possible to have a reduced amount of light.
Scientifically, sugar refers to any monosaccharide or disaccharide.
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