Definition of scientificism in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsʌɪənˈtɪfɪsɪz(ə)m/

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  • 1rare Somewhat depreciative. Language that is regarded as characteristic of scientists or scientific writing; scientific jargon; an instance of this.

  • 2Belief in or advocacy of science and the scientific method; specifically the theory or belief that all phenomena can be scientifically explained.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Bull & Britannia. From scientific + -ism.