- scientific 1580s, from M.Fr. scientifique, from M.L. scientificus "pertaining to science," from L. scientia "knowledge" (see SCIENCE (Cf. science)) + -ficus "making" + facere "to make" (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Originally used to translate Gk. epistemonikos "making knowledge" in Aristotle's "Ethics." First record of scientific revolution is from 1803; scientific method is from 1854; scientific notation is from 1961. Related: Scientifical.
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