This is something that confuses me ... isn't scientific redundant? Maybe there's a fine difference between adjectives that end in ic and those that end in ical but I have yet to find the difference.

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There are some words where I wonder if they were ever uneccessarily al'ed. Hysterical? Was that ever succinctly: He was hysteric?

Thanks to the person who softlinked suffix abuse. That's exactly what I'm wondering about.

Sci`en*tif"ic*al (?), a.

Scientific.

Locke.

 

© Webster 1913.

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