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.

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. Martin Dominik:

    The SETI community are currently rethinking this issue in the wake of the spread of social media and fake news. If there are consequences for the wider public, the decision about where to go becomes a political one rather than a scientific one.

  2. Shanghai Husi over the matter:

    ... is totally without factual, scientific or legal foundation.

  3. Gina McCarthy:

    I cannot imagine what additional information the administrator might want from scientists for him to understand that, giving pink slips to scientists across the federal government, including 43% of EPA scientists, and proposing to eliminate the US Climate Global Research Program in its entirety makes one question who this administration will rely on for scientific research and facts.

  4. Peter Tyack:

    Well, we're not excited that COVID happened, but we're happy to be able to take advantage of the scientific opportunity.

  5. The CDC:

    CDC and SARS-CoV-2 Interagency Group continually review the available scientific evidence and the genomic surveillance data to assess the classification of variants.

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