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UK [ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk] / US adjective
1) relating to science, or based on its methods

scientific research/evidence/procedures

a scientific truth/fact/claim

scientific instruments

2) done in an organized way

There's nothing scientific about the process they use to select people.

Modern archaeology is more scientific than in the past.

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UK [ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪklɪ] / US adverb

English dictionary. 2014.

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