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scientific

  
1       adj   Scientific is used to describe things that relate to science or to a particular science.  
usu ADJ n  
Scientific research is widely claimed to be the source of the high standard of living in the US., ...the use of animals in scientific experiments.     
  scientifically      adv  
...scientifically advanced countries.     
2       adj   If you do something in a scientific way, you do it carefully and thoroughly, using experiments or tests.  
usu ADJ n   (=systematic)  
It's not a scientific way to test their opinions.     
  scientifically      adv  
Efforts are being made to research it scientifically.     
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n.
officer of the Church of England
n.
police officer
[Slang]
adj.
based on scientific testing or practical experience, not on ideas
I found out that the distance from the pond doesn't affect the number of plants from the empirical data I collected.

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