from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of the works or thought of the philosopher Francis Bacon.
- noun A follower of the doctrines of Francis Bacon.
- noun One who believes in the Baconian theory.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, commonly called Lord Bacon: as, the Baconian philosophy.
- noun An adherent of the Baconian philosophy.
- noun One who holds the theory that Bacon wrote the plays usually attributed to Shakspere.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who adheres to the philosophy of Lord Bacon.
- noun One who maintains that Lord Bacon is the author of the works commonly attributed to Shakespeare.
- noun the inductive method. See
- adjective Of or pertaining to Lord Francis Bacon, or to his system of philosophy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Of or pertaining to Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English
statesmanand polymath, or his writings.
- noun One who believes that Francis Bacon wrote the
playsattributed to Shakespeare.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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.
The inductive method, or the "Baconian" method of observation and experiment, began to bear rich fruits.
They appealed to experience, to 'Baconian' methods, and to 'inductive psychology.'
Mill, like his Scottish rivals, applies 'Baconian' principles.
'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.