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sci·en·tif·ic

scientific

 
 
pronunciation:
saI n tI fihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having to do with science.
He found a scientific solution to the problem.
derivation: scientifically (adv.)
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The word scientific contains the following part:
-fic Latin adjective-forming suffix that means making, doing, causing
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The suffix -fic occurs in adjectives that are Latin loanwords, and hence attaches to bases that are Latin noun roots. It is a form of "fer, lat2, -late".
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