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scientism

[sahy-uh n-tiz-uh m] /ˈsaɪ ənˌtɪz əm/
noun
1.
the style, assumptions, techniques, practices, etc., typifying or regarded as typifying scientists.
2.
the belief that the assumptions, methods of research, etc., of the physical and biological sciences are equally appropriate and essential to all other disciplines, including the humanities and the social sciences.
3.
scientific or pseudoscientific language.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; scient(ist) + -ism
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scientism

/ˈsaɪənˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
the application of, or belief in, the scientific method
2.
the uncritical application of scientific or quasi-scientific methods to inappropriate fields of study or investigation
Derived Forms
scientistic, adjective
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