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"scientific" in British English

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scientificadjective

uk   us   /ˌsaɪənˈtɪf.ɪk/
B1 relating to ​science, or using the ​organizedmethods of ​science: a scientific ​discovery/​experiment/​theory scientific ​data/​evidence/​research The ​project has ​attractedconsiderablecriticism 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   us   /-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 ​biotechnologycenter is on the ​cuttingedge of scientific ​research. Scientific also ​means using ​organizedmethods, 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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