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scientific (ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk Pronunciation for )

Definitions

adjective

  1. of or dealing with science   ⇒ scientific study
  2. used in or for natural science   ⇒ scientific apparatus
  3. based on, using, or in accordance with, the principles and methods of science; systematic and exact   ⇒ scientific classification
    1. done according to methods gained by systematic training   ⇒ scientific boxing
    2. having or showing such training

Derived Forms

ˌscienˈtifically adverb

Word Origin

ML scientificus, learned, lit., making knowledge (see science & , -fic), orig. erroneous transl. of Gr epistēmonikos, pertaining to knowledge

Synonyms

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= systematic, accurate, controlled, exact, mathematical, precise

Translations for 'scientific'

  • American English: scientificPronunciation for scientific Scientific is used to describe things that relate to science or to a particular science.This is scientific research.
  • Arabic: عِلْميّPronunciation for عِلْميّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: científicoPronunciation for científico científica
  • Chinese: 科学的Pronunciation for 科学的
  • Croatian: znanstveniPronunciation for znanstveni znanstvena
  • Czech: vědeckýPronunciation for vědecký
  • Danish: videnskabeligPronunciation for videnskabelig
  • Dutch: wetenschappelijkPronunciation for wetenschappelijk
  • European Spanish: científicoPronunciation for científico científica
  • Finnish: tieteellinenPronunciation for tieteellinen
  • French: scientifiquePronunciation for scientifique
  • German: wissenschaftlichPronunciation for wissenschaftlich
  • Greek: επιστημονικόςPronunciation for επιστημονικός επιστημονική
  • Italian: scientificoPronunciation for scientifico scientifica
  • Japanese: 科学のPronunciation for 科学の
  • Korean: 과학적인Pronunciation for 과학적인
  • Norwegian: vitenskapeligPronunciation for vitenskapelig
  • Polish: naukowyPronunciation for naukowy naukowa
  • Portuguese: científicoPronunciation for científico científica
  • Romanian: științific științific, științifică, științifici, științifice
  • Russian: научныйPronunciation for научный научная
  • Spanish: científicoPronunciation for científico científica
  • Swedish: vetenskapligPronunciation for vetenskaplig vetenskapligt
  • Thai: ตามหลักวิทยาศาสตร์Pronunciation for ตามหลักวิทยาศาสตร์
  • Turkish: bilimselPronunciation for bilimsel
  • Ukrainian: науковий
  • Vietnamese: có tính khoa họcPronunciation for có tính khoa học

Example Sentences Including 'scientific'

Besides, I'm sure my scientific team here would welcome this excellent test of their work.
Carey, M. V. The Trail of Terror (The Three Investigators Mysteries no 39) (1987)
Cambridge, Mass., is the only community that has conducted a scientific study of their impact.
Time Magazine (2003)
Now all of a sudden, having children was about medical procedures and scientific possibilities.
Seattle Times (2002)
Use on infants is "a gray area," with little scientific data available, said Sanford.
Seattle Times (2002)
By the 1960s, a new generation of archaeologists introduced more scientific techniques unencumbered by faith.
Bruce Feiler WALKING THE BIBLE (2001)

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