[sahy-uh n-tif-ik] /ˌsaɪ ənˈtɪf ɪk/
of or relating to science or the sciences:
occupied or concerned with science:
regulated by or conforming to the principles of exact science:
systematic or accurate in the manner of an exact science.
(prenominal) of, relating to, derived from, or used in science: scientific equipment
(prenominal) occupied in science: scientific manpower
conforming with the principles or methods used in science: a scientific approach
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.
[soh-shuh-lis-tik] /ˌsoʊ ʃəˈlɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to socialists or . 2. in accordance with . 3. advocating or supporting . /ˌsəʊʃəˈlɪstɪk/ adjective 1. resembling or sympathizing with socialism adj. 1848, from socialist + -ic. Related: Socialistically.
[sfer-i-kuh l, sfeer-] /ˈsfɛr ɪ kəl, ˈsfɪər-/ adjective 1. having the form of a ; globular. 2. formed in or on a , as a figure. 3. of or relating to a or . 4. pertaining to the heavenly bodies, or to their supposed revolving or shells. 5. pertaining to the heavenly bodies regarded astrologically […]
[sov-rin, sov-er-in, suhv-] /ˈsɒv rɪn, ˈsɒv ər ɪn, ˈsʌv-/ noun 1. a monarch; a king, queen, or other supreme ruler. 2. a person who has supreme power or authority. 3. a group or body of persons or a state having sovereign authority. 4. a gold coin of the United Kingdom, equal to one pound sterling: […]
[stey-shuh-ner-ee] /ˈsteɪ ʃəˌnɛr i/ adjective 1. standing still; not moving. 2. having a fixed position; not movable. 3. established in one place; not itinerant or migratory. 4. remaining in the same condition or state; not changing: The market price has remained stationary for a week. 5. . noun, plural stationaries. 6. a person or thing […]