the recognized Latin name given to an organism, consisting of a genus and species, according to a taxonomy; also called binomial name
The scientific name is usually printed in italics, with the genus capitalized.
See common name
A name used by scientists, especially the taxonomic name of an organism that consists of the genus and species. Scientific names usually come from Latin or Greek. An example is Homo sapiens, the scientific name for humans.
noun 1. a method for expressing a given quantity as a number having significant digits necessary for a specified degree of accuracy, multiplied by 10 to the appropriate power, as 1385.62 written as 1.386 × 10 3 . scientific notation A method of expressing numbers in terms of a decimal number between 1 and 10 […]
- Scientific revolution
noun the period of great advances in the sciences, roughly 1500-1700 Examples Galileo and Kepler were major figures in the scientific revolution. Usage Note sometimes capitalized
- Scientific socialism
noun 1. Marxist socialism Compare utopian socialism
noun 1. a coherent group of propositions formulated to explain a group of facts or phenomena in the natural world and repeatedly confirmed through experiment or observation: the scientific theory of evolution.