- 1Based on or characterized by the methods and principles of science: the scientific study of earthquakesMore example sentences
- On the other hand, industries that rely more on empirical rather than scientific knowledge do less research.
- The object of the life of study is philosophical or scientific understanding.
- In the scientific community, the study of alternatives to animal research has become respectable in some quarters.
- 1.1Relating to or used in science: scientific instrumentsMore example sentences
- It focuses on the scientific approaches towards finding whether we are the only living creatures in the universe.
- At first glance the literary and scientific approaches to language might seem to be diametrically opposed.
- There is no mention of the need to develop clinical guidelines or a scientific approach to screening.
- 1.2 • informal Systematic; methodical: how many people buy food in an organized, scientific way?More example sentences
- Editors should be scientific in their methodology and humanistic in its application.
- Fair rents are established by an individual consideration of a statutory definition that defies scientific precision.
- If you need to be scientific for purposes of the Talmud, so be it.
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- In survey after survey, scientifically, a good breakfast is very important.
- Now, nearly 35 years later, the duo has scientifically proven the obvious.
- There are nearly 160 types of arthritis and each disease can be treated scientifically.
late 16th century: from French scientifique or late Latin scientificus 'producing knowledge', from scientia (see science). Early use described the liberal arts as opposed to the “mechanic” arts (i.e., arts requiring manual skill).