Scientific

Definition of Scientific

Sci`en`tif´ic
a.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.

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