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

How to pronounce scientific?

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How to say scientific in sign language?

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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. Marianne Nyegaard:

    A Japanese research group first found genetic evidence of an unknown sunfish species in Australian waters 10 years ago, but the fish kept eluding the scientific community because we didn't know what it looked like, finding these fish and storing specimens for studies is a logistical nightmare due to their elusive nature and enormous size, so sunfish research is difficult at the best of times.

  2. Peter Jenkinson:

    Which conclusion or opinion is 'correct' depends on your point of view on the methods used by the two agencies, for me, the EFSA methodology is the one that is more scientific, pragmatic and balanced.

  3. Mark Maslin:

    The Vatican has evaluated the scientific evidence for climate change and decided that the world must act to avoid the devastation of our life supporting ecosystem, when theological, political and scientific leaders all call for rapid decarbonisation of our global economy it must be time we finally listen and create a binding international climate change agreement.

  4. Marco Aurelio Caldas:

    This is 200 years of work of a scientific institution -- the most important one in Latin America, everything is finished. Our work, our life was all in there.

  5. Patricia Ruppert .:

    When I have been on the call just to listen, I have heard those who have spoken with scientific information and the importance of vaccination and they have been dismissed very quickly from the call many times.

Images & Illustrations of scientific

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