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Meaning of "pseudoscientific" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC

pseudoscientific  [ˌsjuːdəʊˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pseudoscientific is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pseudoscientific

Pseudoscience

Pseudoscience is a claim, belief or practice which is presented as scientific, but does not adhere to a valid scientific method, lacks supporting evidence or plausibility, cannot be reliably tested, or otherwise lacks scientific status. Pseudoscience is often characterized by the use of vague, contradictory, exaggerated or unprovable claims, an over-reliance on confirmation rather than rigorous attempts at refutation, a lack of openness to evaluation by other experts, and a general absence of systematic processes to rationally develop theories. A field, practice, or body of knowledge can reasonably be called pseudoscientific when it is presented as consistent with the norms of scientific research, but it demonstrably fails to meet these norms. Science is also distinguishable from revelation, theology, or spirituality in that it offers insight into the physical world obtained by empirical research and testing. Commonly held beliefs in popular science may not meet the criteria of science. "Pop science" may blur the divide between science and pseudoscience among the general public, and may also involve science fiction.

Definition of pseudoscientific in the English dictionary

The definition of pseudoscientific in the dictionary is claiming to be scientific.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC


antiscientific
ˌæntɪˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk
beatific
ˌbiːəˈtɪfɪk
bioscientific
ˌbaɪəʊˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk
geoscientific
ˌdʒiːəʊˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk
honorific
ˌɒnəˈrɪfɪk
horrific
hɒˈrɪfɪk
intraspecific
ˌɪntrəspəˈsɪfɪk
lactific
lækˈtɪfɪk
mortific
mɔːˈtɪfɪk
motific
məʊˈtɪfɪk
neuroscientific
ˌnjʊərəʊˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk
nonscientific
ˌnɒnsaɪənˈtɪfɪk
nonspecific
ˌnɒnspɪˈsɪfɪk
pacific
pəˈsɪfɪk
prescientific
ˌpriːsaɪənˈtɪfɪk
prolific
prəˈlɪfɪk
scientific
ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk
specific
spɪˈsɪfɪk
terrific
təˈrɪfɪk
unscientific
ˌʌnsaɪənˈtɪfɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC

pseudonym
pseudonymity
pseudonymous
pseudonymously
pseudopod
pseudopodal
pseudopodia
pseudopodial
pseudopodium
pseudopregnancy
pseudopregnant
pseudorandom
pseudoscalar
pseudoscience
pseudoscientist
pseudoscope
pseudoscorpion
pseudosolution
pseudosymmetry
pseudovector

WORDS THAT END LIKE PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC

calcific
calorific
classific
colorific
conspecific
frigorific
Indo-Pacific
infraspecific
interspecific
magnific
mellific
mirific
monospecific
salvific
soporific
South Pacific
stereospecific
subspecific
the Pacific
transpacific

Synonyms and antonyms of pseudoscientific in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pseudoscientific» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC

Find out the translation of pseudoscientific to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pseudoscientific from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pseudoscientific» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

伪科学
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pseudocientífica
570 millions of speakers

English

pseudoscientific
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

pseudoscientific
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الزائفة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

псевдонаучной
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pseudocientífica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অপবৈজ্ঞানিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pseudo
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pseudoscientific
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

pseudo
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

疑似科学
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사이비
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pseudoscientific
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

pseudoscientific
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போலி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

छद्मवैज्ञानिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pseudoscientific
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pseudoscientifico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pseudonaukowe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

псевдонаукової
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pseudoștiințifice
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ψευδοεπιστημονική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pseudoscientific
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pseudo
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pseudovitenskapelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pseudoscientific

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC»

The term «pseudoscientific» is regularly used and occupies the 98.013 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pseudoscientific

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC»

Discover the use of pseudoscientific in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pseudoscientific and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cult archaeology & creationism: understanding ...
This expanded edition also includes two new essays, one on Afrocentrism and another that views cult archaeology and creationism in the 1990s and beyond.
Francis B. Harrold, Raymond A. Eve, 1995
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Trames
Appendix A Questions of the chemistry test Chemical elements 1. In chemical reactions, chemical elements a) melt or dissolve - empirical b) they do not change - correct c) decompose - pseudoscientific d) change their colour and shape ...
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Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology
SUMMARY AND DISCUSSION Clinicians who use pseudoscientific assessment and treatment methods continue to use them in part because they have not learned from clinical experience that they do not work. Empirical studies may raise ...
Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, Jeffrey M. Lohr, 2012
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The Freud Encyclopedia: Theory, Therapy, and Culture
All of the arguments examined so far have failed to show that any part of Freudian theory is pseudoscientific. What are the prospects for some new argument of this sort being developed? They are not good, Popper and others who tried to ...
Edward Erwin, 2002
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Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction: Where Real Science ...
Pseudoscientific. Experimentation. Pseudoscientific experiments fall prey to the same difficulties (bias, wishful thinking, dishonesty, etc.) involved in the original pseudoscientific observations and the creation of the pseudoscientific hypothesis  ...
Charles M. Wynn, Arthur W. Wiggins, 2001
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Response to Disaster: Psychosocial, Community, and ...
We argue that both of these techniques are little more than pseudoscience, but their pseudoscientific basis can serve as an effective means by which it can be marketed to mental health clinicians with minimal training in the scientific evaluation ...
Richard Gist, Bernard Lubin, 2013
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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science
Listsofparticular pseudoscientific claimsareoften controversial, oratleast opento interpretation. For example, consider theNSFclaim thatbelief inthe existence of unidentified flying objectsis a pseudoscientific belief. Taken literally, thatbelief isn' t ...
Martin Curd, Stathis Psillos, 2013
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The Attitudes, Beliefs, and Knowledge of University Students ...
A suspension of reason in order to embrace something that appears more certain appears to be what occurs when one rejects a more scientific approach. Process of Pseudoscientific Thinking The 20th century was heralded by great scientific ...
Timothy A. Mirtz, 2007
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Science Education: Major Themes in Education
Learning to think critically about pseudoscientific and paranormal beliefs is part of being scientific. Despite the fact that the study of pseudoscience and the paranormal is a legitimate goal of science education, science educators have in ...
John K. Gilbert, 2006
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The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, ...
Some pseudoscientific theories explain what nonbelievers cannot even observe, for example, orgone energy. Some can't be tested because they are consistent with every imaginable state of affairs in the empirical world, for example, L. Ron ...
Robert Carroll, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pseudoscientific is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pseudoscientific Republican Abortion Law Attacks Rape Victims and …
Their attempts to legislate simplistic one-size-fits-all "solutions" to mold reality around their pseudoscientific paradigms serve not only to legislate their political ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
New Article Blasts Feds' 'Pseudoscientific Methods' For Establishing …
USDAA new article by University of Alabama-Birmingham researcher Edward Archer and colleagues Gregory Pavela and Carl Lavie, published this week in the ... «Reason, Jun 15»
3
FBI Admits Pseudoscientific Hair Analysis Used in Hundreds of Cases
These included 268 trials that incorporated microscopic hair analysis, a pseudoscientific technique in which forensic experts use microscopes to “match” hairs ... «Smithsonian, Apr 15»
4
Reporting on quacks and pseudoscience: The problem for journalists
The immediate topic of both pieces is the work of a spectacularly successful new dispenser of pseudoscientific hogwash. She's Vani Hari, who blogs writes, and ... «Los Angeles Times, Apr 15»
5
'Food Babe' blogger called out for pseudoscience
American health blogger Vani Hari (aka "The Food Babe") has been called out for making pseudoscientific claims in an article written by California-based ... «Stuff.co.nz, Apr 15»
6
Stop Putting New Age Pseudoscience in Our Science Fiction
If the pseudoscientific woo about love and time travel in Interstellar pissed you off, you aren't alone. Though Christopher Nolan's gorgeous space opera isn't the ... «io9, Nov 14»
7
Teachers must demand evidence, says former parapsychologist
“These pseudoscientific ideas, the ones with no scientific founding and quite often disconfirming evidence, have rattled their way through a school, having been ... «TES News, Sep 14»
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Publications in pseudoscientific journals damage reputation of …
One of the largest bibliographic databases of abstracts and citations in the world Scopus released a list of 13 pseudo-scientific journals that have either been ... «Tengrinews, Aug 14»
9
The Pseudoscience Black Hole
That is, are there historical cases of a discipline or notion that began as clearly pseudoscientific but then managed to clean up its act and emerge as a ... «Science 2.0, Dec 13»
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Irrational measuring stick: The Venn Diagram of pseudoscientific
The curiously revered world of irrational nonsense has seeped into almost every aspect of modern society and is both complex and multifarious. Therefore rather ... «Genetic Literacy Project, Mar 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pseudoscientific [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pseudoscientific>. Mar 2020 ».
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