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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
application ability to put to a practical use, having something to do with the matter at hand
approximately nearly,an estimate or figure thatis 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
confirm to make sure of the truth of something
consequence something produced by a cause of condition
consistent in agreement, firm, changeless
constant remaining steady and unchanged
contradiction a statement in opposition to another
control group experiment 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 remain constant
correlation a close connection between two ideas or two set 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 due to 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
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 for the condition being tested
explanation a statement that makes something clear
figure a picture that explain
fundamental a basic part
generalization something given as a broad statement or 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 the act of pointing out or pointing to something
indicator any device that measures,records,or visibly point out something
ingredient any of the components of which something is made
interpolation estimating a value that falls between two known values
interpretation the act of telling the meaning of something
inverse relationship(indirect) the connection between two variables that show the opposite effect
investigate to study by close and careful observation
irregular not continuous or coming at sent times
issue something that is in question
judgment 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 a great possible in amount or degree
measurement the act of finding out the size or amount of something
mechanism the parts or step 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 the act of noting 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 supports a cause
proportional any quantities or measurement having the same fix relationship
reasonable showing or containing sound thought
refute to prove wrong by argument or evidence
relationship the state of being connected
replicate to copy or reproduce
revise to look over again,to correct or improve
simulation the 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,judment