Definition of “scientific” - English Dictionary

“scientific” in English

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uk /ˌsaɪənˈtɪf.ɪk/ us /ˌsaɪənˈtɪf.ɪk/

B1 relating to science, or using the organized methods of science:

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 /ˌsaɪənˈtɪf.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /ˌsaɪənˈtɪf.ɪ.kəl.i/


scientifically proven

(Definition of “scientific” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“scientific” in American English

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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.
adverb us /ˌsɑɪ·ənˈtɪf·ɪk·li/

(Definition of “scientific” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)