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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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. Guy Wilkinson:

    From the point of view of our experiment, we think it has fulfilled all criteria of discovery. We have no other way of explaining what we have seen. But the scientific method is such that we have submitted a paper to a journal, the journal will consider it, then the community will judge.

  2. Yalda Jamshidi:

    Unsurprisingly, the experiments have been met with heavy criticism, particularly as the procedures used have not been tested for safety in humans, and were not carried out for any real medical need, the report will hopefully set an example with appropriate legal and punitive actions to reassure the public and scientific community that gene editing, like all potentially new medical interventions, will only be allowed where they address a true medical need, and with appropriate ethical and regulatory oversight.

  3. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk:

    I am leaving no sermon, no dogma, nor am I leaving as my legacy any commandment that is frozen in time or cast in stone,” he said shortly before his death. 'Concepts of well-being for countries, for peoples and for individuals are changing. In such a world, to argue for rules that never change would be to deny the reality found in scientific knowledge and reasoned judgment.

  4. Jack Harkema:

    Protecting the public's health from dangerous amounts of pollutants in the air that we all breathe is the mandate of this agency, this can not be done without careful, deliberate and knowledgeable understanding [ of ] this complex environmental health issue. Multidisciplinary teams of scientific experts must be free to conduct thorough peer-review of the pertinent science. Millions of lives are at stake.

  5. Emily Webb:

    Older museum collections are a tremendous resource for bioarchaeologists and archaeological scientists, this study is an excellent example of how modern bioarchaeological and scientific methods can be applied to these invaluable collections to shed important new light on the past.

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