- 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
Examples from the Web for scientifically
But Hayes has concerns about promoting news of scientifically approved sleeping around.Ladies’ Men Live Longer
October 30, 2014
Now we can set up a scientifically well prepared study to evaluate the transfusions vs. improved care.Blood Is Ebola’s Weapon and Weakness
October 26, 2014
It has not been scientifically validated that it even indirectly causes damage.Japan's Kiddie Porn Empire: Bye-Bye?
Jake Adelstein, Angela Erika Kubo
June 3, 2014
Nye, meanwhile, spent three-quarters of the debate sounding like a clueless geek, even if his points were scientifically valid.The Bill Nye-Ken Ham Debate Was a Nightmare for Science
February 5, 2014
And with one Yuletide exception, this scientifically scrupulous view has carried the day.Debunking the ‘Virgin Birth’ Myth
December 14, 2013
She accounted to herself for this longing, she even explained it scientifically.Doctor Pascal
Carefully, scientifically, we were prepared for our injections.The Floating Island of Madness
They were scientifically wrong and he was unscientifically correct.
This is not a fairy tale; every word of it is scientifically true.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
Scientifically speaking, the professor regretted the accident of the morning.Paul Patoff
F. Marion Crawford
- (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
Word Origin and History for scientifically
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.