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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scientific  \Sci`en*tif"ic\,  a.  [F.  scientifique  L.  scientia 
  science  +  facere  to  make.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  science;  used  in  science;  as 
  scientific  principles;  scientific  apparatus;  scientific 
  observations. 
 
  2.  Agreeing  with  or  depending  on  the  rules  or  principles  of 
  science;  as  a  scientific  classification;  a  scientific 
  arrangement  of  fossils. 
 
  3.  Having  a  knowledge  of  science,  or  of  a  science;  evincing 
  science  or  systematic  knowledge;  as  a  scientific  chemist; 
  a  scientific  reasoner;  a  scientific  argument. 
 
  Bossuet  is  as  scientific  in  the  structure  of  his 
  sentences.  --Landor. 
 
  {Scientific  method},  the  method  employed  in  exact  science  and 
  consisting  of:  a  Careful  and  abundant  observation  and 
  experiment.  b  generalization  of  the  results  into 
  formulated  ``Laws''  and  statements. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  scientific 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  the  practice  of  science;  "scientific 
  journals" 
  2:  conforming  with  the  principles  or  methods  used  in  science; 
  "a  scientific  approach"  [ant:  {unscientific}] 




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