Sci`en*tif"ic (?), a. [F. scientifique; L. scientia science + facere to make.]


Of or pertaining to science; used in science; as, scientific principles; scientific apparatus; scientific observations.


Agreeing with, or depending on, the rules or principles of science; as, a scientific classification; a scientific arrangement of fossils.


Having a knowledge of science, or of a science; evincing science or systematic knowledge; as, a scientific chemist; a scientific reasoner; a scientific argument.

Bossuet is as scientific in the structure of his sentences. Lander.

Scientific method, the method employed in exact science and consisting of: (a) Careful and abundant observation and experiment. (b) generalization of the results into formulated "Laws" and statements.


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