[ sahy-uh n-tif-ik ]
/ ˌsaɪ ənˈtɪf ɪk /


of or relating to science or the sciences: scientific studies.
occupied or concerned with science: scientific experts.
regulated by or conforming to the principles of exact science: scientific procedures.
systematic or accurate in the manner of an exact science.

Origin of scientific

1580–90; < Medieval Latin scientificus, equivalent to scient- (see science) + -i - -i- + -ficus -fic

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British Dictionary definitions for antiscientific (1 of 2)


/ (ˌæntɪˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk) /


opposed to the principles, methods, or aims of science

British Dictionary definitions for antiscientific (2 of 2)


/ (ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk) /


(prenominal) of, relating to, derived from, or used in sciencescientific equipment
(prenominal) occupied in sciencescientific manpower
conforming with the principles or methods used in sciencea scientific approach

Derived Forms

scientifically, adverb
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