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science vocabulary

Absolute *Existing independent of any other cause*
Accuracy *Freedom from mistake,exact*
Adverse *Acting against or in an opposite direction*
Analogue *similar or comparable in certain respects*
Analyze *To study the relationship of the parts of something by analysis*
Application *Ability to put a practical use,having something to do with the use at hand*
Approximately *Nearly, an estimate or figure that is almost exact*
Argument *Reasoning for or against something*
Assumption *something that is accepted as true*
Comprehend *to understand fully*
Concentration *The ratio of the amount of solute to the amount of solvent or solution*
Conclusion *a final decision based on facts, experience or reasoning*
Consequence *Something produced by a cause of condition*
Consistent *IN agreement,firm,changeless*
Constant *Remaining steady or unchanged*
Contradiction *A statement in opposition to another*
Control Group *experimental group in which condition are controlled*
Controlled Experiment *One in which the condition suspected to cause and effect is compared to one without the suspected condition*
Controlled Variable *A factor in an experiment that remains constant*
Correlation *a close connection between two ideas or two sets of data*
Criticism *A finding of fault disapproval*
Definitive *Most nearly complete or accurate*
Demonstrate *To explain by use of examples or experiments*
Dependence *A state of being controlled by something else*
Dependent Variable *Result or change that occurs do to the part of an experiment being tested*
Diminish *To make smaller or less,to decrease in size*
direct relationship the connection between two variables that shows the same effect (they both increase or both decrease
effective producing or able to produce a desired condition
estimation forming a calculation based on incomplete data
ethical following accepted rules and behavior
evaluation the result of finding something; estimating the value of something
evidence that which serves to prove or disprove something
examine to look at or check carefully
expectation the extent of a chance that something will occur
experiment a test made to find something out
experimental design the plan for a controlled experiment
experimental group the experimental part in which all conditions are kept the same except the condition being tested.
explanation A statement that makes something clear
extrapolation estimating a value of another characteristic beyond the range of a given value of another characteristic
figure a picture that explains
fundamental a basic part
generalization something given as a conclusion
hypothesis testable explanation of a question or problem
illustrate to make clear by using examples
imply to suggest rather than to say plainly
inconsistent not in agreement
incorporate to join or unite closely in a single body
independent variable in a controlled experiment, the variable that is being changed
indication pointing out something
indicator a device that measures,records,or visibly points out something
ingredient any of the components of which something is made
interpolation estimating a value that falls between two known value
interpretation the act of telling the meaning of something,explanation
inverse relationship(indirect) the connection between two variables that shows the opposite effect(when the value of one increases,the value of the other decrease)
investigate to study by close and careful observation
irregular not continuous or coming at sent times
issue something that is in question
judgement an opinion formed by examining and comparing
justify to prove or show to be right or reasonable
legend a title,description,or key accompanying a figure or map
maximum as great as possible in amount or degree
measurement the act of finding out the amount or size of something
mechanism the parts or steps that make up a process or activity
minimum as small as possible in amount or degree
model a pattern or figure of something to be made
modify to make changes in something
observation to act of nothing and recording facts and events
opinion a belief based on experience and on seeing certain facts
optimum the best or most favorable degree,condition or amount
pattern a model,guide or plan used in making things
perform to carry out;accomplish
phenomenon an observable fact or event
precision the quality of being exactly stated,exact arrangement
predict to figure out and tell beforehand
preference a choosing of or liking for one thing rather than another
probability the quality of being reasonably sure,but not certain of something happening or being true
procedure the way in which an action or actions is carried out
proponent one who support a cause
proportional any quantities or measurements having the same fixed relationship
reasonable showing or containing sound thought
refute to prove wrong by evidence
relationship the state of being connected
replicate to copy
revise to look over again,to correct or improve
simulation to act or process of simulating a system or process
study a careful examination and investigation of an event
suggest to offer as an idea
summarize to state briefly
support to provide evidence
theory a general rule offered to explain experiences or facts
translate to change from one state to another
treatment to expose to some action
underlying to form the support for something
unit a fixed quantity used as a standard of measurement
validity based on evidence that can be supported
value the quantity or amount for which a symbol stands
variable that which can be changed
viewpoint opinion,judgement
confirm to make sure of the truth of something
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