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. "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) generalisation of the results into formulated "Laws" and statements.
Origin: F. Scientifique; L. Scientia science + facere = to make.
(01 Mar 1998)
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