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She accounted to herself for this longing, she even explained it scientifically.

Carefully, scientifically, we were prepared for our injections.

They were scientifically wrong and he was unscientifically correct.

This is not a fairy tale; every word of it is scientifically true.

Scientifically speaking, the professor regretted the accident of the morning.

Scientifically and historically he was even as you and I. Whence did he come?

This much we may say scientifically, and without the slightest cheapness.

He can start, scientifically and practically, where the other man left off.

Scientifically: Cleanliness, as practised, is conventional and irrational.

I say this scientifically, and quite apart from passion or even from preference.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Middle French scientifique, from Medieval Latin scientificus "pertaining to science," from Latin scientia "knowledge" (see science) + -ficus "making" + facere "to make" (see factitious). Originally used to translate Greek epistemonikos "making knowledge" in Aristotle's "Ethics."

Sciential (mid-15c., "based on knowledge," from Latin scientialis) is the classical purists' choice for an adjective based on science. Scientic (1540s) and scient (late 15c.) also have been used. First record of scientific revolution is from 1803; scientific method is from 1854; scientific notation is from 1961. Related: Scientifical; scientifically.

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