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Borrowed from Middle French scientifique, from Medieval Latin scientificus (pertaining to science), from scientia (knowledge) +‎ ficus (making).


  • IPA(key)/ˌsaɪ.ənˈtɪf.ɪk/


scientific (comparative more scientificsuperlative most scientific)

  1. Of, or having to do with science.
  2. Having the quality of being derived from, or consistent with, the scientific method.
  3. In accord with procedures, methods, conduct, and accepted conventions of modern science.

Alternative forms

  • scientifick
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