[ sahy-uhn-tiz-uhm ]
/ ˈsaɪ ənˌtɪz əm /
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the style, assumptions, techniques, practices, etc., typifying or regarded as typifying scientists.
the belief that the assumptions, methods of research, etc., of the physical and biological sciences are equally appropriate and essential to all other disciplines, including the humanities and the social sciences.
scientific or pseudoscientific language.
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How to use scientism in a sentence
In the reading wars, scientific certainty is often used rhetorically to deny reasonable differences and cut off healthy debate, turning science into scientism.Is there really a ‘science of reading’ that tells us exactly how to teach kids to read?|Valerie Strauss|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for scientism
/ (ˈsaɪənˌtɪzəm) /
the application of, or belief in, the scientific method
the uncritical application of scientific or quasi-scientific methods to inappropriate fields of study or investigation
Derived forms of scientismscientistic, adjective
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