Definition of scientific method in English:

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scientific method


A method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses: criticism is the backbone of the scientific method [in plural]: the process is based on presently valid scientific methods
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  • More recently investigators have used scientific methods such as careful observation and hypothesis testing to propose several different theories to account for abnormal behaviour.
  • Astronomers and geophysicists are now trying to use satellite images and other scientific methods to test their model of how the Earth works.
  • Cayley, who published his findings in 1809 and 1810, systemised research into aviation using scientific methods and the observation of bird flight.

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