scientifical

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scientific +‎ -al

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scientifical (comparative more scientifical, superlative most scientifical)

  1. Of or pertaining to the scientific method.
    • 1850, David Hartley, Observations on Man, his Frame, his Duty, and his Expectations; fourth edition, Chapter III, § II, page #329:
      In ſcientifical propoſitions concerning natural bodies a definition is made, as of gold from its properties, ſuppoſe its colour, and ſpecific gravity, and another property or power joined to them, as a conſtant or common aſſociate.
      • (Rewritten in modern spelling: In scientifical propositions concerning natural bodies a definition is made, as of gold from its properties, suppose its colour, and specific gravity, and another property or power joined to them, as a constant or common associate.)

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