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scientificadjective

uk   /ˌsaɪənˈtɪf.ɪk/ us   /ˌsaɪənˈtɪf.ɪk/
B1 relating to science, or using the organized methods of science: a scientific discovery/experiment/theory scientific data/evidence/research The project has attracted considerable criticism from the scientific community (= from scientists).
careful and using a system or method: We will have to adopt a more scientific approach in the future. I try to arrange things in some kind of a system, but I'm not very scientific about it.

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scientifically
adverb uk   /ˌsaɪənˈtɪf.ɪ.kəl.i/ us   /ˌsaɪənˈtɪf.ɪ.kəl.i/
B2 scientifically proven
(Definition of scientific from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scientificadjective

us   /ˌsɑɪ·ənˈtɪf·ɪk/
relating to science: The biotechnology center is on the cutting edge of scientific research.
Scientific also means using organized methods, like those of science: I haven’t been very scientific about the design of the garden.
scientifically
adverb us   /ˌsɑɪ·ənˈtɪf·ɪk·li/
(Definition of scientific from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scientific”
in Arabic عِلْمي…
in Korean 과학적인…
in Portuguese científico…
in Catalan científic…
in Japanese 科学的な, 科学の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 科学的, 应用科学方法的, 审慎而系统的…
in Turkish bilimsel, ilmî…
in Russian научный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 科學的, 應用科學方法的, 審慎而系統化的…
in Italian scientifico…
in Polish naukowy…
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