What does scientific mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scientific.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scientific(adj)

    of or relating to the practice of science

    "scientific journals"

  2. scientific(adj)

    conforming with the principles or methods used in science

    "a scientific approach"

Wiktionary

  1. scientific(Adjective)

    Of, or having to do with science.

  2. scientific(Adjective)

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

  3. scientific(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scientific(adj)

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

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

  2. Scientific(adj)

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

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

  3. Scientific(adj)

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

    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. Maxwell Planck:

    A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

  2. Sean Connolly:

    There are a range of views in the scientific community about whether these methods are worth trying, if we stabilize the climate then there's a chance these methods will work. If we don't stabilize the climate then I don't think they have a good chance of working.

  3. Michael Friedman:

    The scientific name for an animal that doesn't either run from or fight its enemies is lunch.

  4. Richard Horwell:

    It is the scientific evidence that condemns Lugovoy and Kovtun, no matter how many state honors Putin may pin to Lugovoy's chest ... however many conferences Kovtun may hold or how many times Kovtun promises to blow apart this inquiry, Lugovoy and Kovtun have no credible answer to the scientific evidence and the trail of polonium they left behind.

  5. State Council:

    It is important to speed up the transfer of scientific achievements, open a channel between science and the economy and quickly create a new productive force.

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