scientific

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

adjective

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.

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Origin of scientific

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

OTHER WORDS FROM scientific

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British Dictionary definitions for nonscientific (1 of 2)

nonscientific
/ (ˌnɒnsaɪənˈtɪfɪk) /

adjective

not of, relating to, derived from, or used in science

British Dictionary definitions for nonscientific (2 of 2)

scientific
/ (ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk) /

adjective

(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 of scientific

scientifically, adverb
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