Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Scientifical adjective Scientific. Locke.
Scientifically adverb In a scientific manner; according to the rules or principles of science.
It is easier to believe than to be scientifically instructed. Locke.
Scientist noun One learned in science; a scientific investigator; one devoted to scientific study; a savant. [ Recent] » Twenty years ago I ventured to propose one [ a name for the class of men who give their lives to scientific study] which has been slowly finding its way to general adoption; and the word scientist , though scarcely euphonious, has gradually assumed its place in our vocabulary. B. A. Gould (Address, 1869).
Scilicet adverb [ Latin , from scire licet you may know.] To wit; namely; videlicet; -- often abbreviated to sc., or ss.
Scillain noun (Chemistry) A glucoside extracted from squill ( Scilla ) as a light porous substance.
Scillitin noun [ Confer French scilitine .] (Chemistry) A bitter principle extracted from the bulbs of the squill ( Scilla ), and probably consisting of a complex mixture of several substances.
Scimiter, Scimitar noun
[ French cimeterre
, confer Italian scimitarra
, Spanish cimitarra
; from Biscayan cimetarra
with a sharp edge; or corrupted from Persian shimshīr
.] 1. A saber with a much curved blade having the edge on the convex side, -- in use among Mohammedans, esp., the Arabs and persians.
[ Written also cimeter
, and scymetar
.] 2. A long-handled billhook. See Billhook . Scimiter pods (Botany)
, the immense curved woody pods of a leguminous woody climbing plant ( Entada scandens ) growing in tropical India and America. They contain hard round flattish seeds two inches in diameter, which are made into boxes.
[ Latin scincus
a kind of lizard (fr. Greek ...) + -oid
. Confer Skink
.] (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the family Scincidæ , or skinks.
-- noun A scincoidian.
Scincoidea noun plural
[ New Latin ] (Zoology) A tribe of lizards including the skinks. See Skink .
Scincoidian noun (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of lizards of the family Scincidæ or tribe Scincoidea. The tongue is not extensile. The body and tail are covered with overlapping scales, and the toes are margined. See Illust. under Skink .
Sciniph noun [ Latin scinifes , cinifes , or ciniphes , plural, Greek ....] Some kind of stinging or biting insect, as a flea, a gnat, a sandfly, or the like. Ex. viii. 17 (Douay version).
Scink noun (Zoology) A skink.
Scink noun A slunk calf. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.]
Scintilla noun [ Latin ] A spark; the least particle; an iota; a tittle. R. North.
[ Latin scintillans
, present participle of scintillare
to sparkle. See Scintillate
.] Emitting sparks, or fine igneous particles; sparkling. M. Green.
Scintillate intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Scintillated
; present participle & verbal noun Scintillating
.] [ Latin scintillare
, from scintilla
a spark. Confer Stencil
.] 1. To emit sparks, or fine igneous particles.
As the electrical globe only scintillates when rubbed against its cushion. Sir W. Scott. 2. To sparkle, as the fixed stars.
[ Latin scintillatio
: confer French scintillation
.] 1. The act of scintillating. 2. A spark or flash emitted in scintillating.
These scintillations are . . . the inflammable effluences discharged from the bodies collided. Sir T. Browne.
Scintillous adjective Scintillant. [ R.]
Scintillously adverb In a scintillant manner. [ R.]
[ See Sciolist
.] The knowledge of a sciolist; superficial knowledge.
[ Latin sciolus
. See Sciolous
.] One who knows many things superficially; a pretender to science; a smatterer.
These passages in that book were enough to humble the presumption of our modern sciolists , if their pride were not as great as their ignorance. Sir W. Temple.
A master were lauded and sciolists shent. R. Browning.
Sciolistic adjective Of or pertaining to sciolism, or a sciolist; partaking of sciolism; resembling a sciolist.
[ Latin scilus
, dim. of scius
knowing, from scire
to know. See Science
.] Knowing superficially or imperfectly. Howell.
Sciomachy noun [ Greek ..., ...; ... a shadow + ... battle: confer French sciomachie , sciamachie .] A fighting with a shadow; a mock contest; an imaginary or futile combat. [ Written also scimachy .] Cowley.
Sciomancy noun [ Greek ... a shadow + -mancy : confer French sciomance , sciamancie .] Divination by means of shadows.
[ Old French cion
, French scion
, probably from scier
to saw, from Latin secare
to cut. Confer Section
.] 1. (Botany) (a) A shoot or sprout of a plant; a sucker. (b) A piece of a slender branch or twig cut for grafting.
[ Formerly written also cion, and cyon.] 2. Hence, a descendant; an heir; as, a scion of a royal stock.
[ Greek ... shadow + ... belonging to sight: confer French scioptique
. See Optic
.] (Opt.) Of or pertaining to an optical arrangement for forming images in a darkened room, usually called scioptic ball . Scioptic ball (Opt.)
, the lens of a camera obscura mounted in a wooden ball which fits a socket in a window shutter so as to be readily turned, like the eye, to different parts of the landscape.
[ New Latin See Scioptic
.] A kind of magic lantern.
Scioptics noun The art or process of exhibiting luminous images, especially those of external objects, in a darkened room, by arrangements of lenses or mirrors.
Scioptric adjective (Opt.) Scioptic.
Sciot adjective Of or pertaining to the island Scio (Chio or Chios). -- noun A native or inhabitant of Scio. [ Written also Chiot .]
[ Confer Latin sciothericon
a sundial. See Sciatheric
.] Of or pertaining to a sundial. Sciotheric telescope (Dialing)
, an instrument consisting of a horizontal dial, with a telescope attached to it, used for determining the time, whether of day or night.
Scious adjective [ Latin scius .] Knowing; having knowledge. "Brutes may be and are scious ." Coleridge.
Scire facias (sī`re fā"shĭ*ăs). [ Latin , do you cause to know.] (Law) A judicial writ, founded upon some record, and requiring the party proceeded against to show cause why the party bringing it should not have advantage of such record, or (as in the case of scire facias to repeal letters patent) why the record should not be annulled or vacated. Wharton. Bouvier.
Scirrhoid (skĭr"roid) adjective [ Scirrhus + -oid .] Resembling scirrhus. Dunglison.
Scirrhosity (skĭr*rŏs"ĭ*tȳ) noun (Medicine) A morbid induration, as of a gland; state of being scirrhous.
Scirrhous (skĭr"rŭs) adjective [ New Latin scirrhosus .] (Medicine) Proceeding from scirrhus; of the nature of scirrhus; indurated; knotty; as, scirrhous affections; scirrhous disease. [ Written also skirrhous .]
, English Scirrhuses
. [ New Latin , from Latin scirros
, Greek ..., ..., from ..., ..., hard.] (Medicine) (a) An indurated organ or part; especially, an indurated gland.
[ Obsolete] (b) A cancerous tumor which is hard, translucent, of a gray or bluish color, and emits a creaking sound when incised.
[ Sometimes incorrectly written schirrus
; written also skirrhus
Sciscitation noun [ Latin sciscitatio , from sciscitari to inquire, from sciscere to seek to know, v. incho. from scire to know.] The act of inquiring; inquiry; demand. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Scise intransitive verb
[ Latin scindere
, to cut, split.] To cut; to penetrate.
The wicked steel scised deep in his right side. Fairfax.
[ Confer Scissile
.] 1. The clippings of metals made in various mechanical operations. 2. The slips or plates of metal out of which circular blanks have been cut for the purpose of coinage.
Scissible adjective [ Latin scindere , scissum , to split.] Capable of being cut or divided by a sharp instrument. [ R.] Bacon.
[ Latin scissilis
, from scindere
, to cut, to split: confer French scissile
. See Schism
.] Capable of being cut smoothly; scissible.
[ R.] Arbuthnot.
Scission noun [ Latin scissio , from scindere , scissum , to cut, to split: confer French scission .] The act of dividing with an instrument having a sharp edge. Wiseman.
Scissiparity noun [ Latin scissus (past participle of scindere to split) + parere to bring forth: confer French scissiparité .] (Biol.) Reproduction by fission.
Scissor transitive verb To cut with scissors or shears; to prepare with the aid of scissors. Massinger.
Scissors noun plural
[ Middle English sisoures
, Old French cisoires
(cf. French ciseaux
), probably from Late Latin cisorium
a cutting instrument, from Latin caedere
to cut. Confer Chisel
. The modern spelling is due to a mistaken derivation from Latin scissor
one who cleaves or divides, from scindere
, to cut, split.] A cutting instrument resembling shears, but smaller, consisting of two cutting blades with handles, movable on a pin in the center, by which they are held together. Often called a pair of scissors .
[ Formerly written also cisors
, and scissars
.] Scissors grinder (Zoology)
, the European goatsucker.
[ Prov. Eng.]
Scissorsbill noun (Zoology) See Skimmer .