Origin of scientific
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The story of fluoridation reads like a postmodern fable, and the moral is clear: a scientific discovery might seem like a boon.
Their three-day scientific outing was paid for by Epstein and was big success.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She wanted to know what happened over five years, or even 10, but the scientific literature had little to offer.
By the late 1600s, chemists and herbalists had begun to concoct their own scientific mixtures for curing the hangover.
Three-dimensional shots attempt to capture the majesty of his triumphs from the artistic world to the scientific.Doctor Who: It’s Time For a Black, Asian, or Woman Doctor|Nico Hines|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We find, then, that even for this remaining division of human activities, scientific culture is the proper preparation.Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects|Herbert Spencer
Or scientific study of the Bible itself which excludes from its province the so-called spiritual revelations which it contains?
Another month was Nor, and that was a part of the name of the scientific journal Martha had found.Omnilingual|H. Beam Piper
It is only thus that the continuity of human history reveals itself to us as the most important of scientific facts.History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
In its scientific use, the term must be cleared of all such associations.
British Dictionary definitions for scientific
Word Origin and History for scientific
1580s, from Middle French scientifique, from Medieval Latin scientificus "pertaining to science," from Latin scientia "knowledge" (see science) + -ficus "making" + facere "to make" (see factitious). Originally used to translate Greek epistemonikos "making knowledge" in Aristotle's "Ethics."
Sciential (mid-15c., "based on knowledge," from Latin scientialis) is the classical purists' choice for an adjective based on science. Scientic (1540s) and scient (late 15c.) also have been used. First record of scientific revolution is from 1803; scientific method is from 1854; scientific notation is from 1961. Related: Scientifical; scientifically.