[skuh-las-tik] /skəˈlæs tɪk/
adjective, Also, scholastical
of or relating to , scholars, or education:
of or relating to secondary education or :
a scholastic meet.
of or relating to the medieval schoolmen.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a schoolman, a disciple of the schoolmen, or an adherent of .
Roman Catholic Church. a student in a scholasticate.
of, relating to, or befitting schools, scholars, or education
pedantic or precise
(often capital) characteristic of or relating to the medieval Schoolmen
a student or pupil
a person who is given to quibbling or logical subtleties; pedant
(often capital) a disciple or adherent of scholasticism; Schoolman
a formalist in art
1590s, “of or pertaining to Scholastic theologians” (Churchmen in the Middle Ages whose theology and philosophy was based on Church Fathers and Aristotle), from Middle French scholastique (14c.), from Latin scholasticus “of a school,” from Greek skholastikos “enjoying leisure; devoting one’s leisure to learning,” hence, as a noun, “a scholar,” also in a bad sense, “a pedant; a simpleton,” from skhola (see school (n.1)). In English, meaning “pertaining to schools or to school education” is from 1640s. As a noun from 1640s. Related: Scholastical (1530s in the “relating to a school” sense); scholastically.
[sahy-uh n-tif-ik] /ˌsaɪ ənˈtɪf ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to science or the sciences: scientific studies. 2. occupied or concerned with science: scientific experts. 3. regulated by or conforming to the principles of exact science: scientific procedures. 4. systematic or accurate in the manner of an exact science. /ˌnɒnsaɪənˈtɪfɪk/ adjective 1. not of, relating […]
nonsecretor non·se·cre·tor (nŏn’sĭ-krē’tər) n. An individual whose saliva does not contain antigens of the ABO blood group.
[non-sek-tair-ee-uh n] /ˌnɒn sɛkˈtɛər i ən/ adjective 1. not affiliated with or limited to a specific religious denomination. /ˌnɒnsɛkˈtɛərɪən/ adjective 1. not narrow-minded, esp as a result of rigid adherence to a particular sect; broad-minded
[non-sek-tair-ee-uh n] /ˌnɒn sɛkˈtɛər i ən/ adjective 1. not affiliated with or limited to a specific religious denomination. /ˌnɒnsɛkˈtɛərɪən/ adjective 1. not narrow-minded, esp as a result of rigid adherence to a particular sect; broad-minded adj. also nonsectarian, 1831, from non- + sectarian.