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scientificadjective

uk   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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adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.kəl.i/
B2 scientifically proven
Translations of “scientific”
in Korean 과학적인…
in Arabic عِلْمي…
in Portuguese científico…
in Catalan científic…
in Japanese 科学的な, 科学の…
in Italian scientifico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 科學的, 應用科學方法的, 審慎而系統化的…
in Russian научный…
in Turkish bilimsel, ilmî…
in Chinese (Simplified) 科学的, 应用科学方法的, 审慎而系统的…
in Polish naukowy…
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