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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scientific \Sci'en*tif"ic\, adjective [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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

scientific

adjective

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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