from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or employing the methodology of science.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or having to do with science.
- adj. Having the quality of being derived from, or consistent with, the scientific method.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to science; used in science.
- adj. Agreeing with, or depending on, the rules or principles of science.
- adj. Having a knowledge of science, or of a science; evincing science or systematic knowledge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Concerned with the acquisition of accurate and systematic knowledge of principles by observation and deduction: as, scientific investigation.
- Of or pertaining to, treating of, or used in science: as, scientific works; scientific instruments; scientific nomenclature.
- Versed in science; guided by the principles of science, and not by empiricism or mere quackery; hence, learned; skilful: as, a scientific physician.
- According to the rules or principles of science; hence, systematic; accurate; nice: as, a scientific arrangement of fossils.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. conforming with the principles or methods used in science
- adj. of or relating to the practice of science
Medieval Latin scientificus, producing knowledge : Latin scientia, knowledge; see science + Latin -ficus, -fic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)