Baconian



of or relating to the philosopher Francis Bacon or his doctrines.
an adherent of the Baconian philosophy.
Historical Examples

The collecting together of these books originated with that distinguished Baconian scholar, Mr. W. M. Safford.
The Mystery of Francis Bacon William T. Smedley

All the problems of woodland cookery are best saved by the Baconian method.
Days Off Henry Van Dyke

One can hardly see how the Baconian method could have applied to concrete substances.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 Various

Two words form the key of the Baconian doctrine, —— and progress.
English Synonyms and Antonyms James Champlin Fernald

But if Shakespeare coperated in the production of the Baconian philosophy, he belongs to a class of poets who have done the same.
Nineteenth Century Questions James Freeman Clarke

But when we turn to the Baconian philosophy, this faculty is absent.
Nineteenth Century Questions James Freeman Clarke

With that sophistry it fell before the Baconian philosopher in the day of the great deliverance of the human mind.
The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4) Thomas Babington Macaulay

All these are no stumbling-blocks to those who adhere to the Baconian authorship.
The Shakespearean Myth Appleton Morgan

For the Baconian camp is not less divided against itself than the camp of the “Stratfordians.”
Shakespeare, Bacon and the Great Unknown Andrew Lang

The aim of the Baconian philosophy was to supply our vulgar wants.
Heresy: Its Utility And Morality Charles Bradlaugh

adjective
of or relating to Francis Bacon, the philosopher, or to his inductive method of reasoning
noun
a follower of Bacon’s philosophy
one who believes that plays attributed to Shakespeare were written by Bacon

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  • Baconian method

    induction (def 4a). Historical Examples All the problems of woodland cookery are best saved by the Baconian method. Days Off Henry Van Dyke Baconian method [(bay-koh-nee-uhn)] A method of experimentation, created by Francis Bacon in the seventeenth century, that derives its conclusions from observed facts rather than from previous conclusions or theories.

  • Baconian theory

    the theory attributing the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays to Francis Bacon.



  • Baconism

    of or relating to the philosopher Francis Bacon or his doctrines. an adherent of the Baconian philosophy. adjective of or relating to Francis Bacon, the philosopher, or to his inductive method of reasoning noun a follower of Bacon’s philosophy one who believes that plays attributed to Shakespeare were written by Bacon

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