What does Scientific mean?

Definitions for Scientific
ˌsaɪ ənˈtɪf ɪksci·en·tif·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scientificadjective

    of or relating to the practice of science

    "scientific journals"

  2. scientificadjective

    conforming with the principles or methods used in science

    "a scientific approach"

Wiktionary

  1. scientificadjective

    Of, or having to do with science.

  2. scientificadjective

    Having the quality of being derived from, or consistent with, the scientific method.

  3. scientificadjective

    In accord with procedures, methods, conduct and accepted conventions of modern science.

Wikipedia

  1. scientific

    Science is a systematic endeavor that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.Science may be as old as the human species, and some of the earliest archeological evidence for scientific reasoning is tens of thousands of years old. The earliest written records in the history of science come from Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia in around 3000 to 1200 BCE. Their contributions to mathematics, astronomy, and medicine entered and shaped Greek natural philosophy of classical antiquity, whereby formal attempts were made to provide explanations of events in the physical world based on natural causes.: 12  After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, knowledge of Greek conceptions of the world deteriorated in Western Europe during the early centuries (400 to 1000 CE) of the Middle Ages, but was preserved in the Muslim world during the Islamic Golden Age and later by the efforts of Byzantine Greek scholars who brought Greek manuscripts from the dying Byzantine Empire to Western Europe in the Renaissance. The recovery and assimilation of Greek works and Islamic inquiries into Western Europe from the 10th to 13th century revived "natural philosophy", which was later transformed by the Scientific Revolution that began in the 16th century as new ideas and discoveries departed from previous Greek conceptions and traditions. The scientific method soon played a greater role in knowledge creation and it was not until the 19th century that many of the institutional and professional features of science began to take shape, along with the changing of "natural philosophy" to "natural science".Modern science is typically divided into three major branches: natural sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, and physics), which study the physical world; the social sciences (e.g., economics, psychology, and sociology), which study individuals and societies; and the formal sciences (e.g., logic, mathematics, and theoretical computer science), which study formal systems, governed by axioms and rules. There is disagreement whether the formal sciences are science disciplines, because they do not rely on empirical evidence. Applied sciences are disciplines that use scientific knowledge for practical purposes, such as in engineering and medicine.New knowledge in science is advanced by research from scientists who are motivated by curiosity about the world and a desire to solve problems. Contemporary scientific research is highly collaborative and is usually done by teams in academic and research institutions, government agencies, and companies. The practical impact of their work has led to the emergence of science policies that seek to influence the scientific enterprise by prioritizing the ethical and moral development of commercial products, armaments, health care, public infrastructure, and environmental protection.

ChatGPT

  1. scientific

    Scientific refers to anything related to or based on science, which is the systematic study of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. It involves applying a systematic methodology based on evidence, logical reasoning, and empirical knowledge. Scientific can relate to theories, principles, methods, or the use of scientific processes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scientificadjective

    of or pertaining to science; used in science; as, scientific principles; scientific apparatus; scientific observations

  2. Scientificadjective

    agreeing with, or depending on, the rules or principles of science; as, a scientific classification; a scientific arrangement of fossils

  3. Scientificadjective

    having a knowledge of science, or of a science; evincing science or systematic knowledge; as, a scientific chemist; a scientific reasoner; a scientific argument

  4. Etymology: [F. scientifique; L. scientia science + facere to make.]

Editors Contribution

  1. scientific

    Of or relating to science.

    The scientific knowledge was useful to demonstrate the validity of the chosen sciences.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Scientific' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1706

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Scientific' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3935

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Scientific' in Adjectives Frequency: #225

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scientific in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scientific in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Scientific in a Sentence

  1. Maria Montessori:

    The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. In our system, she must become a passive, much more than an active, influence, and her passivity shall be composed of anxious scientific curiosity and of absolute respect for the phenomenon which she wishes to observe. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.

  2. Francis Wahlgren:

    There hasn't been any Watson scientific manuscript material ever offered at auction before.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    I think you're going to probably be seeing a little bit more of me and my colleagues, we've been talking with the communications people, and they realize we need to get some of this information out, particularly some of the scientific issues for which I'm predominantly responsible for, so hopefully we'll be seeing more of us, will get the opportunity to talk to you.

  4. Michael Osterholm:

    Your chances of getting infected are altered very little with the [booster], so you can’t say with any scientific integrity that protecting others is why you should get it, my focus is on people who are 65 and older and those who are immune-compromised. That’s who I think really should get.

  5. Augustus Granville:

    women are “unsuited by nature for all scientific mechanical employment”.

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