Meaning of scientism


Pronunciation: (sī'un-tiz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the style, assumptions, techniques, practices, etc., typifying or regarded as typifying scientists.
  2. the belief that the assumptions, methods of research, etc., of the physical and biological sciences are equally appropriate and essential to all other disciplines, including the humanities and the social sciences.
  3. scientific or pseudoscientific language.
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