Scientific
Scientific Sci`en*tif"ic, a. [F. scientifique; L. scientia science + facere to make.] 1. Of or pertaining to science; used in science; as, scientific principles; scientific apparatus; scientific observations. [1913 Webster]

2. Agreeing with, or depending on, the rules or principles of science; as, a scientific classification; a scientific arrangement of fossils. [1913 Webster]

3. Having a knowledge of science, or of a science; evincing science or systematic knowledge; as, a scientific chemist; a scientific reasoner; a scientific argument. [1913 Webster]

Bossuet is as scientific in the structure of his sentences. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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