from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the works or thought of the philosopher Francis Bacon.
- n. A follower of the doctrines of Francis Bacon.
- n. One who believes in the Baconian theory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English statesman and polymath, or his writings.
- n. One who believes that Francis Bacon wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Lord Francis Bacon, or to his system of philosophy.
- n. One who adheres to the philosophy of Lord Bacon.
- n. One who maintains that Lord Bacon is the author of the works commonly attributed to Shakespeare.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, commonly called Lord Bacon: as, the Baconian philosophy.
- n. An adherent of the Baconian philosophy.
- n. One who holds the theory that Bacon wrote the plays usually attributed to Shakspere.
His works established and popularized an inductive methodology for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method or simply, the scientific method.
Who that knows what the so-called Baconian method of learning really is, will need to be told that the principal books of it will be -- books of
It really is an expression of the kind of Baconian view of science that fundamentalists have – read books by George Marsden about this – but that is another issue.
Sheep, inside and outside "Baconian" books, under whatever name they may be known.
That these letters are snares for the uninitiated, the writer, who possesses a "Baconian" library, could easily prove to any competent scholar.
They appealed to experience, to 'Baconian' methods, and to 'inductive psychology.'
Mill, like his Scottish rivals, applies 'Baconian' principles.
The inductive method, or the "Baconian" method of observation and experiment, began to bear rich fruits.
'Baconian', you must know, was an adjective invented as equivalent to Hog-ian and more euphonious and dignified.
"Baconian," you must know, was an adjective invented as equivalent to Hog-ian and more euphonious and dignified.